Robert Morrison's The Regency Revolution was shortlisted for the HWA Non-fiction Crown Award 2020.
The judges described Morrison's book as "A lively, imaginative and impeccably researched tour around the Regency world, this book is thought-provoking and full of surprises."
The Regency Revolution begins on 5 February 1811 when the Prince of Wales replaced his violently insane father George III as the sovereign de facto. It ended on 29 January 1820, when George III died and the Prince Regent became King. At the centre of the era is of course the Regent himself, who was vilified by the masses for his selfishness and corpulence. Around him surged a society defined by brilliant characters, momentous events, and stark contrasts; a society forced to confront a whole range of pressing new issues that signalled a decisive break from the past and that for the first time brought our modern world clearly into view.