1668 in England
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Events from the year 1668 which occurred in England.
- Monarch – Charles II
- 28 January – England signs the Triple Alliance with the United Provinces and Sweden.
- 17 January – George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham fights a duel with Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury in which the Earl of Shrewsbury is fatally wounded.
- 13 February – Charles II mediates a peace treaty between Spain and Portugal.
- 13 April – John Dryden becomes Poet Laureate.
- The British East India Company takes over Bombay.
- The Forest of Dean is re-established as a royal forest.
- William Penn imprisoned for writing a pamphlet attacking Trinitarian doctrine.
- Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, designed by Christopher Wren, is completed.
- Richard Duckworth's Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing, the first work on change ringing, is compiled and published complete by Fabian Stedman in London.
- 1668 or 1669 – James, Duke of York, the heir to the throne, secretly takes Eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church.
- November (baptised) – Thomas Woolston, deist (died 1733)
- Thomas Archer, baroque architect (died 1743)
- John Eccles, composer (died 1735)
- 21 February – John Thurloe, Puritan spy (born 1616)
- 16 March – Francis Talbot, 11th Earl of Shrewsbury (born 1623)
- 7 April – Sir William Davenant, poet (born 1606)
- 19 September – Sir William Waller, English Civil War general (born c. 1635)
- 17 November – Joseph Alleine, English non–conformist preacher (born 1634)
- probable date – Daniel Blagrave, Member of Parliament (born 1603)
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