1658 in England
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Events from the year 1658 in The Protectorate.
- 4 February - Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Second Protectorate Parliament.
- April - First stage coach services advertised; 4-day trips from London to Exeter, York, and Chester.
- 14 June - Anglo-Spanish War: A French and English army defeats the Spanish the Battle of the Dunes.
- 30 August - Hurricane storms in southern England; the worst for centuries.
- 3 September - Richard Cromwell becomes Lord Protector on the death of his father Oliver.
- Anglo-Spanish War 1654–1660
- 5 May (bapt.) - Thomas Bray, clergyman (died 1730)
- 16 August - Ralph Thoresby, historian (died 1724)
- 16 September - John Dennis, dramatist and critic (died 1734)
- 5 October - Mary of Modena, queen of King James II (died 1718)
- 10 December - Lancelot Blackburne, clergyman (died 1743)
- approximate date
- 7 January - Theophilus Eaton, colonial leader (born 1590)
- 13 January - Edward Sexby, Puritan soldier (born 1616)
- 19 April - Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick, Admiral (born 1587)
- 29 April - John Cleveland, poet (born 1613)
- 10 August - George Harding, 8th Baron Berkeley, noble (died 1601)
- 3 September - Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector (born 1599)
- Humphrey Edwards, regicide of Charles I (born 1582)
- Sir John Fenwick, 1st Baronet, Royalist (born c.1570)
- Sir Richard Grenville, 1st Baronet, Royalist (born 1600)
- Robert Walker, painter (born 1599)