30 In England, a rival artistic movement began—it was called Regency, because during this time King George III was effectively “mad” and locked up at Windsor Castle. His son was the regent for over 20 years—(this was also the time of Jane Austen’s novels).
31 Prince George built the Brighton Pavilion, a house based on Islamic/Chinese motifs. It was quite exotic for the time and caused a scandal!
38 Empire and Regency styles remain popular today—they continue to influence design. Both Napoleon and George III would be surprised to see their designs on “Trading Places” and “Martha Stewart Living.” Way to go, guys! It just goes to prove you can rule a country and influence art at the same time!