Based on Jane Austen's final albeit unfinished manuscript, Sanditon on PBS explores the activities of Charlotte Heywood, Sidney Parker, their families, and their friends in the titular seaside village. While what exists of Sanditon in book form is a potentially unrealized masterpiece, the show of the same name introduces aspects of plot, setting, and character development that bring 19th-century Sussex to life.
Sanditon also integrates historical details that Austen herself would have considered commonplace, but modern observers of the show may not recognize as historically accurate. What Sanditon does to give credence to aspects of Georgian England (1714 to c. 1837) and the overlapping Regency era (1811-1820) provides a fascinating - and truthful - look into people, places, and phenomena from centuries ago.
Pineapples Were All The Rage In Georgian England
Seaside Resorts Sold Air And Sun As A Form Of Medical Tourism
Biracial Aristocrats Were Present In 18th- And 19th-Century England - And It Was Complicated
Cricket Was Extremely Popular And Matches Were Social Events
The Sons Of Africa Were Tireless In Their Efforts To Abolish Slavery
Romantic Relationships Between Family Members Were Okay, Depending On The Circumstances