Episode 6: Locked in: The early 19th-century home and the rise of privacy


Dr Steven Parissien, cultural historian, museum director and Departmental Lecturer in Architectural History, looks at how, in the Regency era, we began to redefine our homes, possessions and personal spaces in relation to the outside world, driven in large part by the development of an ubiquitous product – glass.


Learn more about Regency life and architecture

Georgian Britain Collection

Have a look through the British Library's Discover collected items from Georgian Britain including newspapers, books, illustrations, posters and political reports.

The Georgian Group

The Georgian Group is an English and Welsh conservation organisation created to campaign for the preservation of historic buildings and planned landscapes of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Regency Town House Museum, Hove 

The Regency Town House at 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, is a Grade 1 listed terraced property built in the 1820s as part of architect Charles Busby's 'Brunswick Estate'. Today it is being developed as a museum and heritage centre with a focus on the architecture and social history of Brighton & Hove between the 1780s and 1840s.


We'd like to thank the following artists for providing music:

“Come Inside” by Snowflake (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/snowflake/59564 Ft: Starfrosch, Jerry Spoon, Kara Square, spinningmerkaba

Spohr - Sechs Deutsche Lieder - Sei Still Mein Herz by Alavedra McColl Levine is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License. 

Mozart Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332 by Paavali Jumppanen, piano, is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.