1753 in Great Britain

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Events from the year 1753 in Great Britain.



  • 29 January - After a month's absence, Elizabeth Canning returns to her mother's home in London and claims that she was abducted. The following criminal trial causes uproar.
  • 7 June - The British Museum is established by Act of Parliament.[1]
  • July - Parliament passes the Marriage Act requiring marriages to be performed by licensed ministers and the reading of banns of marriage.[2]
  • 7 July - Parliament passes the Jewish Naturalization Act as a measure to end discrimination against Jews, but widespread opposition leads to its repeal the following year.[2]






  1. ^ "British Museum, General History". Archived from the original on 9 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 316–317. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 

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