1683 in England
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Events from the year 1683 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch - King Charles II
- 9 January - Charles II gives orders establishing the dates on which he will perform the "Touching the King's Evil" ceremony.
- 6 June - The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, opens as the world's first university museum.
- 12 June - The Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II is discovered.
- 21 July - Lord Russell is beheaded by Jack Ketch at Lincoln's Inn Fields for his part in the Rye House Plot.
- 28 July - The Lady Anne, the King's niece and fourth in line of succession, marries Prince George of Denmark in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, London.
- December - The River Thames freezes, allowing a frost fair to be held (pictured).
- Wild boars are hunted to extinction in Britain.
- The London Jilt; or, the Politick Whore, probably by Alexander Oldys, is published.
- 1 March - Caroline of Ansbach, queen of George II of Great Britain (died 1737)
- 3 April - Mark Catesby, naturalist (died 1749)
- 25 October - Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, politician (died 1757)
- 10 November - King George II of Great Britain (died 1760)
- 27 December - Conyers Middleton, minister (died 1750)
- 15 January - Philip Warwick, writer and politician (born 1609)
- 21 January - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, politician (born 1621)
- 19 March - Thomas Killigrew, dramatist (born 1612)
- 13 July - Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, statesman (born 1631)
- 18 August - Charles Hart, actor (born 1625)
- 21 July - William Russell, Lord Russell, politician (born 1639)
- 24 August - John Owen, non-conformist theologian (born 1616)
- 25 October - William Scroggs, lord chief justice of England (born c.1623)
- 7 December - John Oldham, poet (born 1653)
- 7 December - Algernon Sydney, politician (born 1623)
- 15 December - Izaak Walton, writer (born 1593)
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- Ketch, Jack. The Apologie of John Ketch, Esquire.