Rich vs poor in Regency Britain

Historian Ian Mortimer discusses how a vast chasm between rich and poor marked society in the early 19th century

Historian Ian Mortimer discusses how a vast chasm between rich and poor marked society in the early 19th century. (Image by Getty Images)

Historian Ian Mortimer discusses the chasm between rich and poor that marked society in the early 19th century, and explores why many popular depictions of the era fail to show the realities of Regency inequality.

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