1682 in England
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Events from the year 1682 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch - Charles II
- 11 March - Work begins on construction of the Royal Hospital Chelsea for old soldiers in London.
- 25 August - Following the Bideford witch trial, three women become the last known to be hanged for witchcraft in England, at Exeter.
- September - Halley's Comet makes an appearance, and is observed by Edmond Halley himself.
- 19 November - Fire at Wapping makes 1,500 homeless.
- 20 November - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Holland, after being accused of planning a coup against King Charles II.
- 16 April - John Hadley, inventor (died 1744)
- 10 July - Roger Cotes, mathematician (died 1716)
- 21 December (approx.) - 'Calico Jack' Rackham, pirate (hanged 1720)
- 12 February - Thomas Thynne, landownder and politician (born 1647/1648)
- 19 October - Sir Thomas Browne author, physician and philosopher (born 1605)
- 19 November - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (born 1619)