1819 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1819 in the United Kingdom.
- 6 February — Formal treaty between Sultan Hussein of Johor and the British Sir Stamford Raffles establishes a trading settlement in Singapore.
- 19 February — William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands.
- 20 March — Burlington Arcade opens in London.
- 21 April–end May — John Keats writes La Belle Dame sans Merci and most of his major odes.
- 20 June — The SS Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean, arrives at Liverpool from Savannah, Georgia, United States, although only a fraction of the trip is made under steam.
- June — Act of Parliament to abolish private appeals following acquittals in criminal cases and to abolish trial by combat, in the aftermath of Ashford v Thornton (1818).
- 16 August — Peterloo Massacre in St. Peter's Field, Manchester: a cavalry charge into a crowd of protesters results in eleven deaths and over 400 injuries.
- 19 September — Keats writes his ode To Autumn at Winchester.
- Britannia Monument to Admiral Lord Nelson at Great Yarmouth (the "Norfolk Pillar") is completed.
- The Travellers Club is established in London.
- John Polidori's short story The Vampyre.
- Walter Scott's novels Ivanhoe, The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of Montrose.
- 8 February — John Ruskin, writer, artist and social critic (died 1900)
- 11 March — Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet, sugar merchant and philanthropist (died 1899)
- 28 March — Joseph Bazalgette, civil engineer (died 1891)
- 24 May — Queen Victoria, born Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent, queen regnant (died 1901)
- 5 June — John Couch Adams, astronomer (died 1892)
- 12 June — Charles Kingsley, novelist (died 1875)
- 1 August — Richard Dadd, painter (died insane 1886)
- 13 August — Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Irish-born mathematician and physicist (died 1903)
- 26 August — Albert, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria (born at Coburg; died 1861)
- 5 September — Stillborn child to the Duke of Clarence and Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen (born dead at Calais)
- 22 November — George Eliot, born Mary Ann Evans, novelist (died 1880)
- 25 August — James Watt, Scottish-born inventor (born 1736)
- 22 November — John Stackhouse, botanist (born 1742)
- 19 December — Sir Thomas Fremantle, naval officer and politician (born 1765; died at Naples)
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- Megarry, Robert (2005). A New Miscellany-at-Law. Oxford: Hart. ISBN 978-1-58477-631-4.
- "Icons, a portrait of England 1800–1820". Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-11.
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