Pride and Prejudice Timeline

Episode notes are those of the one-hour, re-engineered Blu-ray media release of February 2019.

September 1811

before Sun Sept 29 Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy arrive in Netherfield on horseback.
- Bingley asks Darcy's blessing on having chosen Netherfield. Darcy disparages Hertfordshire as a back water.

October 1811

— Episode 1 —

Tue 15 At the Meryton ball, all the local gentry (including the Bennets) meet Bingley, his two sisters, and Mr Darcy from Netherton.
- Mrs Bennet gives a very poor impression of herself by loudly bantering about whether various people are desirable, evaluating their respective fortunes, etc.
- Darcy insults Elizabeth at the Meryton ball.
- Jane and Bingley attracted to each other.
Wed 16 Bennets visit the Lucases to talk over the ball.
- The ladies of Longbourn wait on those of Netherfield (Bingley was present), and the visit is returned by the ladies of Netherfield.
circa Tue 29th Elizabeth tells Charlotte Lucas that Jane has known Mr Bingley for a fortnight, and in that time she has danced 4 sets of dances with him (2 sets at the Meryton ball), saw him one morning at his house, and dined in company with him four times.
- A large party is held at Sir William Lucas', where Darcy begins to listen to Elizabeth's conversations as a "step towards conversing with her himself." At this party he also comments to Miss Bingley on Elizabeth's fine eyes, after Elizabeth turns down his request of a dance.
- The militia regiment arrives at Meryton.

November 1811

Tue 12 Jane visits Netherfield and stays back because she falls ill.
Wed 13 Elizabeth goes to Netherfield to be with Jane.
Fri 15 Darcy begins to feel the danger of paying Elizabeth too much attention.
Sat 16 Darcy spent half an hour alone with Elizabeth but did not speak one word.
Sun 17 Elizabeth and Jane return home.

— Episode 2 —

Mon 18 Collins arrives at Longbourn.
Tue 19 Jane, Elizabeth, Lydia, Collins, Bingley, Darcy and Wickham meet at Meryton.
Wed 20 Wickham tells poisonous lies about Darcy.
Tue 26 Elizabeth dances with Darcy at the Netherfield ball, her mother and youngest sisters expose themselves as the bumpkins they are.
Wed 27 Collins proposes to Elizabeth, she refuses.
- Bingley leaves Netherfield with the intention of returning after a short time.
Thur 28 The rest of the Netherfield party follow Bingley to town (London).
- Darcy turns Bingley against Jane telling him that she's only toying with him and doesn't really love him.

— Episode 3 —

Sat 30 Charlotte and Collins are engaged to be married.

December 1811

Mon 23 Gardiners visit Longbourn for Christmas.
Mon 30 Jane goes to London with the Gardiners.

January 1812

Thurs 9 Collins and Charlotte marry and leave for Hunsford.
- Jane does not meet Bingley in London though she leaves messages for him.

March 1812

Thurs 5 Elizabeth visits Charlotte at Hunsford.
- She meets Lady Catherine de Bourgh and dines often at Rosings Park.
Mon 23 Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam, a relative of Lady Catherine, arrive at Rosings Park.
Tue 24 Darcy visits the parsonage.

April 1812

Thurs 9 Elizabeth learns from Colonel Fitzwilliam about Darcy's saving Bingley from an ill advantaged marriage. Fitzwilliam doesn't know that Jane is Elizabeth's sister.
- Darcy proposes to Elizabeth somewhat condescendingly, she refuses adamantly and makes a list of all the faults, attitudes and un-gentlemanly behaviour that repulse her.

— Episode 4 —

Fri 10 Darcy gives Elizabeth a letter defending himself explaining his role in turning Bingley against Jane, but also in Wickham's affairs.
Sat 11 Darcy leaves Rosings.
Elizabeth goes to London to meet Jane and the Gardiners.

May 1812

Elizabeth and Jane return to Longbourn.
The militia regiment leaves, Lydia goes with the Forsters.

June 1812

Elizabeth's tour of the North with the Gardiners is postponed.

July 1812

Elizabeth visits Derbyshire with the Gardiners.

August 1812

Sat 1 Lydia elopes with Wickham.
Tue 4 Mr. Bennet goes to London in search of Lydia.
Tue 4 Elizabeth visits Pemberley, Darcy arrives.

— Episode 5 —

Wed 5 Elizabeth meets Darcy, Georgiana, the Bingleys.
Fri 7 Jane's letter about Lydia's elopement arrives.
- Elizabeth leaves for Longbourn after informing Darcy.
Sat 8 Darcy leaves for London.
Sat 15 Mr. Bennet returns to Longbourn.
Sat 15 Darcy calls on Mr.Gardiner in London.
Mon 17 Mr. Gardiner writes to Mr. Bennet that Lydia and Wickham are to be married.
Mon 31 Lydia and Wickham are married.

— Episode 6 —

Mon 31 Lydia and Wickham visit Longbourn.

September 1812

Fri 4 Elizabeth writes to Mrs. Gardiner asking her for an explanation after Lydia discloses that Darcy attended her wedding.
Sun 6 Mrs. Gardiner replies.
Thurs 10 The Wickhams leave.
Thurs 17 Bingley returns to Netherfield.
Sat 19 Bingley and Darcy call on the Bennets.
Wed 23 Darcy confesses to Bingley about his interference with Jane.
Sat 26 Bingley proposes to Jane, they are engaged.

October 1812

Sat 3 Lady Catherine visits Longbourn to harangue Elizabeth over her supposed acceptance to marry Mr Darcy.
Sun 4 Collins writes to Mr. Bennet about the rumour of Elizabeth's engagement to Darcy.
Tue 6 Darcy proposes to Elizabeth, she accepts him.
Jane and Bingley marry, Elizabeth and Darcy marry.