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THE REAL WORLD OF BRIDGERTON: True Stories of Regency High Society
by Catherine Curzon

THE REAL WORLD OF BRIDGERTON: True Stories of Regency High Society by Catherine Curzon

A fascinating dive into the real history that inspired the smash-hit show Bridgerton. Written by an expert on the period, this book reveals the true workings of Regency high society.


Discover the true Regency history behind the TV phenomenon.

In The Real World of Bridgerton, author and Regency period expert Catherine Curzon explores the historical inspirations behind the hit series, and illuminates the fascinating details of real life in Regency high society.

Examining a range of key topics, this revealing guide covers everything from the class structure of the era and the crucial role played by marriage to the stunning fashion, culture and social events of the time that have enchanted audiences and history fanatics for centuries. With further chapters dedicated to sex, race, the media and more, this is a window into the real history that has helped make Bridgerton into such a global phenomenon.

Offering insightful advice on what to - and what not to – wear, how to see and be seen, the reality of ‘coming out’ into the public arena, and decoding the real-life scandal sheets on which the beloved TV show is largely based, The Real World of Bridgerton highlights how the real ladies and gentlemen of Regency England lived and loved.

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A fascinating exploration of the real history behind the world’s most popular period drama.

Bridgerton is one of the most-watched TV series in Netflix history, with more than 1.25 billion hours of seasons 1 and 2 watched in the first 28 days of their release. Seasons 3 and 4 have already been confirmed, along with a spin-off series focussing on Queen Charlotte's love affair with her future husband, King George.

Contains revealing insights into the historical inspirations for the show that will appeal to Bridgerton fans and lovers of Regency history alike.

Author Catherine Curzon is an acclaimed history writer and an expert on the Regency period. She has written dozens of books and has more than 20k followers on Twitter.

Author Biography

Catherine Curzon writes books about old Hollywood and even older royalty. Her work has been featured online by BBC News, BBC History Extra and The Daily Express, and in publications including All About History, Who Do You Think You Are?, and Jane Austen’s Regency World. Her first play, Being Mr Wickham, premiered to sell-out audiences in 2019. Co-written with Adrian Lukis, the play was streamed live and undertook a national tour in 2021, receiving rave reviews from the likes of Broadway World, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, and The Daily Mail. She has more than 20k followers on twitter and writes novels for Orion as one half of Ellie C urzon. She lives in Yorkshire.

Publication date Thursday, March 02, 2023

Binding Hardback

Format 216 x 135 mm

Depth 19.5mm

Extent 192 pages

Word Count 35000 words

Illustrations Approx. 30 b/w illustrations