A new book, ‘Regency Square, Its History and Its Stories’, marks the bicentenary of this important Brighton landmark. Local authors Suzanne Hinton and Gill Wales have spent over a year delving into the history of Regency Square. Their new book contains a wealth of previously unpublished information. It reveals how Regency Square was built and sets the record straight about some of the myths surrounding the square. It tells the stories of the people who have lived in the square – the great and good, the mad and the tragic – as well as the people who built it.
Most complete account
Regency Square was the first of Brighton and Hove’s large seafront squares. It began life in 1818 and most of it was completed within a mere eight years. Suzanne Hinton says, ‘Regency Square played an important part in the development of Brighton as a fashionable resort. Our book digs deeply and widely into Regency Square’s history, and is the most complete account of Regency Square that has ever been written.‘