Event—Adult Education

Regency Fashion from Jane Austen to Bridgerton


"Composing a Letter," Vittorio Reggianini, 19th Century. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Class Description

Explore the fashion and dress of Regency Britain from 1790-1820. Come consider what Elizabeth Bennet would have worn and analyze the historical accuracy of the costumes in Bridgerton.

A cultural historian and lecturer, Emilie M. Brinkman holds a PhD in European history from Purdue University. She specializes in the history of British politics, queenship, and fashion.

Materials List

No Required Materials

Cost and Registration

1 Session, $100 ($90 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

We now offer our classes at three different price options: Regular ($100), Community Supported ($95), and Sponsor ($105). Following the models of other institutions, we want to ensure that our classes are accessible to a wider audience while continuing to support our instructors. You may choose the price that best fits your situation when registering through Learning Stream.

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