1810 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1810 in the United Kingdom.
- April - Rioting in London after the imprisonment of Sir Francis Burdett, MP, charged with libel against Parliament after calling for reform of the House of Commons.
- 3 May - Lord Byron swims across the Hellespont in Turkey.
- 8 July - Vere Street Coterie: Police raid a "molly house" in London and arrest 27 men for sodomy or attempted sodomy; a man and a boy are eventually hanged on conviction.
- 20–27 August - Battle of Grand Port: The French force the Royal Navy fleet attempting to blockade a harbour on Isle de France (Mauritius) to surrender.
- October - King George III recognised as insane.
- 10 November - Paisley canal disaster in Scotland: A pleasure craft capsizes with the loss of 84 lives.
- 17 November - Anglo-Swedish War: Sweden declares war on the United Kingdom.
- 29 November–3 December - Invasion of Isle de France: British forces oblige the French to surrender Isle de France (Mauritius).
- 22 December - Eight crew of the Hoylake life-boat in the Mersey estuary are drowned on service.
- General Union of Spinners organises strike action to raise wages in the smaller cotton centres to the Manchester level.
- Chlorine named by Humphry Davy.
- Rev. Dr. William Pearson establishes Temple Grove School at East Sheen, perhaps the earliest preparatory school in the country.
- Sake Dean Mahomet opens the Hindoostanee Coffee House, the first Indian restaurant in London.
- George Crabbe's epistolatory poem The Borough.
- Walter Scott's narrative poem The Lady of the Lake.
- Launch of the Carmarthen Journal, the oldest surviving newspaper in Wales.
- 12 January - John Dillwyn Llewelyn, botanist and pioneer photographer (died 1882)
- 15 January - John Evan Thomas, sculptor (died 1873)
- 19 January - John Jones, poet and architect (died 1869)
- 24 January - Thomas Jones, missionary (died 1849)
- 10 March - Samuel Ferguson, poet and artist (died 1886)
- 29 September - Elizabeth Gaskell, novelist (died 1865)
- 24 February - Henry Cavendish, scientist (born 1731)
- 7 March - Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, admiral (born 1750)
- 24 March - Mary Tighe, Anglo-Irish poet (born 1772)
- 3 April - Twm o'r Nant, Welsh dramatist and poet (born 1739)
- 21 May - Chevalier d'Eon, French-born diplomat, spy, soldier and transvestite (born 1728)
- 4 June - William Windham, Whig statesman (born 1750)
- probable - William Cruickshank, Scottish military surgeon, chemist and inventor
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- The Times (London) 1810-11-19 8144: 3.
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