1648 in England
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Events from the year 1648 in the Kingdom of England.
Monarch - Charles I
- 17 January - The Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Addresses, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the Second English Civil War.
- February - Ordinances passed against plays; actors to be fined and theatres pulled down.
- 8 March - Royalists seize Pembroke Castle in Wales.
- 30 April - Royalists capture Berwick and Carlisle.
- 2 May
- 8 May - Second English Civil War: Parliamentary victory at the Battle of St. Fagans.
- 1 June - Second English Civil War: Parliamentary victory at the Battle of Maidstone.
- 11 July - Second English Civil War: Siege of Pembroke ends with surrender of Pembroke Castle to Parliament.
- 17 August - Second English Civil War: Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army defeats the Royalist Scottish army of the Duke of Hamilton at the Battle of Preston.
- 27 August - Second English Civil War: Thomas Fairfax takes Colchester for Parliament.
- 18 September - Second English Civil War: Parliament and the King begin negotiating of the Treaty of Newport.
- 6 December - Pride's Purge of the House of Commons, creating the Rump Parliament.
- 1 January - Elkanah Settle, writer (died 1724)
- 23 February - Arabella Churchill, mistress of King James II (died 1730)
- 7 April - John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, statesman and poet (died 1721)
- August - Thomas Wharton, 1st Marquess of Wharton, politician (died 1715)
- 15 December - Gregory King, statistician (died 1712)
- John Coode, colonial governor (died 1709)
- Richard Hoare, banker (died 1718)
- Frances Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Lennox, mistress of King Charles II (died
- James Cecil, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, (died 1683)
- Thomas Thynne, landowner and politician (died 1682)
- 2 February - George Abbot, writer (born c.1605)
- 16 February - Robert Holborne, lawyer and politician (born c. 1598)
- 14 March - Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, general (born 1584)
- 20 August - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury, diplomat, poet, and philosopher (born 1583)
- 30 October
- 17 November - Thomas Ford, composer (born c.1580)
- Henry Burton, puritan (born 1578)
- Susanna Hall, daughter of William Shakespeare (born 1582)
- Lawrence Hilliard, painter (born 1582)
- Charles Lucas, Royalist commander (born 1613)
- Peter Oliver, painter (born 1594)
- "1648, British Civil Wars". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-16.
- Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 182–183. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 262–263. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.