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Regency popular and periodical press

Popular culture during the Regency spanned a wide spectrum of pastimes and entertainments, from radical politics and religion to bare-knuckle fighting and gambling. As the gap between the elite and the working class widened into a yawning gulf, some of these activities came under attack. The moral reform promoted by middle-class campaigners aimed to eradicate certain traditional customs, resulting in the licensing of coffeehouses, taverns and alehouses and the repression of debating societies. However the level of participation in popular culture was far greater than first appears, with high and low sharing many common leisure pursuits and interests.

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

1778-1868
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 258 portraits

James Gillray

1756-1815
Caricaturist
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 881 portraits

Sir Edward Baines

1800-1890
Journalist, educationist and politician; MP for Leeds
Sitter in 5 portraits

Thomas Barnes

1785-1841
Editor of The Times
Sitter in 4 portraits

George Canning

1770-1827
Prime Minister
Sitter in 47 portraits

William Combe

1741-1823
Author of 'Doctor Syntax'
Sitter in 2 portraits

Thomas de Quincey

1785-1859
Writer; author of 'Confessions of an Opium Eater'
Sitter in 4 portraits

John Hookham Frere

1769-1846
Diplomat and writer
Sitter associated with 5 portraits

William Gifford

1756-1826
First editor of the Quarterly Review
Sitter in 3 portraits

William Hazlitt

1778-1830
Essayist, journalist and critic
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait

William Hone

1780-1842
Bookseller, pamphleteer and writer
Sitter in 3 portraits

Francis Horner

1778-1817
Political economist
Sitter in 5 portraits

James Henry Leigh Hunt

1784-1859
Poet, essayist and critic
Sitter associated with 11 portraits

William Henry Ireland

1777-1835
Forger of Shakespeare manuscripts
Sitter in 4 portraits

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

1773-1850
Scottish judge and critic; editor of the 'Edinburgh Review'
Sitter in 11 portraits

William Jerdan

1782-1869
Journalist
Sitter in 7 portraits

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

1770-1828
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 50 portraits

John Gibson Lockhart

1794-1854
Biographer and novelist
Sitter in 6 portraits

Samuel Parr

1747-1825
Pedagogue and Whig pamphleteer
Sitter in 17 portraits

Sydney Smith

1771-1845
Wit and Canon of St Paul's
Sitter in 9 portraits

John Williams

1754-1818
Satirist and user of pseudonym 'Anthony Pasquin'
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 1 portrait

John Wilson

1785-1854
Essayist and journalist; used the pseudonym 'Christopher North'
Sitter in 7 portraits

John Wolcot

1738-1819
'Peter Pindar'; physician and satirist
Sitter associated with 8 portraits