In my opinion there were three men who really helped shape the Regency Period. There was the Prince Regent himself and we’ve also discussed Beau and his impeccable fashion sense. The third man is John Nash, the architect of the Regency Period.
John Nash was born in 1752 in South London. In 1777, he set up his own architectural firm. Business wasn’t great and there was some drama with his first wife. In 1784, he moved to Wales for awhile before moving back to London in 1797. By 1806, Nash had come to the attention of Prinny and became the architect to the Surveyor General of Woods, Forests, Parks, and Chases. With this title he worked for the Prince and was given jobs that included Regent’s Park, re-landscaping St. James’s Park, and remodeling of Buckingham House to create Buckingham Palace.
A few weeks ago I shared one of John Nash’s designed for a Wordless Wednesday (#52). To see more of his work you can visit his Wikipedia page which has a list of his works. For more on Nash you can check out some of these books.