Longbourn in Hertfordshire as winter sets in
Bennets traveling to Pemberley for Christmas
Pemberley blanketed with snow
Pemberley foyer grand staircase
The rose drawing room
Pemberley main library
The Darcys' second Christmas at Pemberley
Christmas greenery everywhere in the manor . . .
on the doors . . .
hallways . . .
and as hanging kissing balls!
Treats for the guests readily at hand
Amusements galore! Checkers . . .
backgammon . . .
gaming tables . . .
tric-trac gaming table (19th c. French) . . .
dice . . .
marble solitaire game . . .
dominoes . . .
whist tournaments . . .
1774 Rowley deck of cards . . .
game counters for cards (1740 set) . . .
billiards . . .
The Pemberley indoor tennis court and game room
"battledore & shuttlecock" (badminton)
a ninepin alley (early form of bowling)
quiots (also called "ringtoss")
To town for shopping, despite the snowy roads
Lambton (Bakewell) in Derbyshire
Matlock, a larger town for shopping
Darcys spend quiet time alone with Alexander
Small pond frozen, great for ice skating
curling, another frozen pond game
Additional guests travel in the snow for Christmas at Pemberley
Mary, Georgiana, & Kitty delivering parcels to the tenants and villagers
trout lake for winter fishing
menfolk brave the snow for horseback riding
feast & ball for Pemberley staff and tenants
Christmas cuddle with happy baby
Pemberley village chapel
parish children singing hymns
written by John Wesley in 1739
Hasberry Hall, home of Bingleys
piles of Christmas presents
For Lizzy: sardonyx cameo brooch . . .
sewing storage table . . .
"Lyrical Ballads" by William Wordsworth . . .
a memory book for Alexander . . .
a memento chest, made by Darcy . . .
and a Music box (from Bennets)
Darcy's gift, an original Kentucky longrifle
table set for Christmas dinner
assorted traditional English Christmas dishes
Derby cotton mill
very flammable raw cotton bales
a cotton spinning mule
a cotton carding machine
carding machines in use
cotton mill fire damage
Belper Inn, snowbound site of mayhem
thick snow banks
Franklin stove in nursery
Alexander Darcy in christening gown
Pemberley chapel nave
silver christening bowl
Church baptism registry pages from 1765 (top) and 1862 (bottom)
Alexander sleeps while the gifts are opened
"pudding caps" to protect baby's soft head
little boy suits for later
silver rattles with teethers and whistles
traditional silver gifts: cups, cutlery, porridge bowls
personalized pony saddle from Cousin Richard
white connemara pony
black connemara pony
glider-style rocking horse
oak sapling, a gift from groundsmen
Ann and Jane Taylor's "Original Poems"
S&J Fuller's paper dolls
"crown of thorns" quilt from Caroline Bingley
child Indian garments from Uncle Goj
and colorful Indian fabrics to make more
ivory elephant carved by George
a family of Indian elephants
Gilded Elephant tapestry
Alexander's gift from Aunt Giana
The Darcys' spend Twelfth Night in their bedchamber
longcase clock in bedchamber
backgammon table in Darcys' sitting room
Melcourt Hall, estate of Sir William Cole
masks for the Twelfth Night ball
Regency Era ball gowns
dancing the Viennese waltz
Lord John Clay-Powell, Earl of Blaisdale
handsome Dr. Darcy the center of attention, of course
mangroves on river in India
gentlemen on a winter fox hunt
Darcy House on Grosvenor Square in London
St. James's Palace and Pall Mall, etching dated 1763
St. James's Palace, etching dating 1842
North front of St. James' Palace, an 1819 painting by Charles Wild
Regency Era formal Court gowns
Mr. Darcy's formal Court ensemble
Colour Court of St. James' Palace
palace elevation and layout in 1850
palace ground floor plan over the centuries
The Guard Chamber, St. James's Palace, 1818
Tapestry Room, St. James's Palace
St. James's Palace drawing room
Queen's Levee Rooms at St. James's Palace, 1816
King's Presence Chamber, St. James's Palace, 1816
St. James's Palace throne room in the present
Prince of Wales, still the Prince Regent in 1817
King George IV in 1821
Almack's Assembly Ballroom on King's Street
Almack's official voucher granted in 1817 by these patronesses:
Princess Theresa Esterhazy of Austria
Lady Sarah Sophia Fane, Countess of Jersey
Princess Dorothea Benckendorff, Countess von Lieven
Amelia Anne Stewart, Viscountess Castlereagh
Emily Lamb, Countess of Cowper
Maria Margaret Craven, Countess of Sefton
Mrs. Clementina Drummond-Burrell
dancing at Almack's, 1828
Drury Lane Theatre Royal, 1821
Lady Simone, Marchioness of Fotherby
Drury Lane Theatre Royal interior, 1808
Darcy House foyer
Darcy House ballroom
William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley
Marchioness of Warrow
Mr. Sebastian Butler, Viscount Nell, the future Earl of Essenton
portrait of Elizabeth with Alexander
back to Pemberley for the summer
Graceholm Hall in Hertfordshire, home of the Nash family
summer party at country manor
Mr. Anthony Falke
heartbroken Kitty Bennet
Jane Bingley and newborn Ethan
map of Castleton area of the Peak District, Derbyshire
River Noe in Hope Valley, location of Chelmbridge Manor
Peveril Castle on the bluffs
ruins of Peveril Castle
Edale Valley with Mam Tor in center
Treak Cliff Cavern, interior chamber
pillar of "blue john" inside Treak Cliff Cavern
vein of Blue John in Treak Cliff Cavern
souvenirs created with blue-john
a content Alexander sleeping with Dog
stairway leading down into Speedwell Cavern
Speedwell Cavern canal
"Bottomless Pit" chamber deep inside Speedwell Cavern
village of Edale
Rushedge rocks on Kinder Scout
Kinder Scout northwest
Kinder Scout north view
Kinder Scout downfall
"Life & Adventures of Bampfylde-Moore Crew"
Peak Cavern (Devil's Arse) crevice with Peveril Castle above
rope makers live & work inside mouth of Peak Cavern
Peak Cavern entrance in 1830
people dwelling inside the cavern
old rope-maker's hut
Peak Cavern inner chamber
Hathersage Valley in Derbyshire
The Darcys return to Pemberley
Serene, beautiful autumn at Pemberley
Derbyshire in the fall
Alexander enjoys gardening like his mama
A secret romance. Who?
Lake District where the Darcys' holiday with friends
Destined to only be friends? Or something more?
Alexander Darcy, one year old
Happy Birthday Alexander!
Winter descends upon Pemberley
Pemberley foyer decorated in blue-themed Christmas
The Darcys' third Christmas, quietly spent at Pemberley
Elizabeth, ill with a cold
Curative holiday in Matlock Bath
River Derwent, High Tor, and Matlock Bridge
Room at the New Bath Hotel
quiet streets of Matlock Bath
Rivallain, estate of the Earl of Matlock near the baths
Király thermal bath in Budapest, built in 16th century and still functioning
c1900 picture of Roman bath chamber in Bath, England
Moonbow Falls in Matlock Bath
Richard Fitzwilliam's wedding
Richard Fitzwilliam's new family
a fortuitous encounter happens in a dark library where someone meets . . .
Major General Randall Artois