All is fair in love and war . . . The Bridgerton family has captivated not only the attention of the ton, but also the many viewers who tuned in to the Netflix series. Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling series, Bridgerton has been dubbed a cross between Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl. The Regency era drama is brimming with enchanting characters who provide much fodder for the mysterious Lady Whistledown’s society paper.
The first season of the TV show introduces us to many members of London society, but centers upon the courtship of Lady Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset. The second season is already in production, and if they follow the same plot of the novels, each season will feature one of the eight Bridgerton children—Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. Hopefully we’ll be able to follow along to discover the fate of the next Bridgerton sibling.
The series has inspired many artists around the world, resulting in the development of a musical, the launch of an apparel line, and more. If you can’t tell I’ve fallen into the Bridgerton fandom and I’m obsessed. If Bridgerton whet your appetite for more historical fiction, I encourage you to explore these books!