1827 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1827 in the United Kingdom.
- Monarch - George IV
- Prime Minister -
- 17 January - The Duke of Wellington becomes Commander-in-Chief of the Forces.
- 1 March - St David's College, Lampeter, Wales, opens its doors to its first students.
- 7 March - Ellen Turner is abducted – the Shrigley abduction case begins.
- 7 April - John Walker begins selling his invention, the friction match.
- 10 April - George Canning succeeds Lord Liverpool as British Prime Minister following the latter's resignation due to ill health after almost fifteen years in office.
- 14 May - Culprits in the Shrigley abduction are sentenced to three years each.
- 18 May - Red Barn Murder in Suffolk: Maria Marten is shot by her lover.
- 21 May - Launch of the London Standard newspaper.
- 6 July - Treaty of London between France, Britain and Russia to demand that the Turks agree to an armistice in Greece.
- 31 August - Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich becomes Prime Minister of the U.K. following the death of Canning, continuing the Canningite Government as the Goderich Ministry.
- 20 October - Battle of Navarino (Greek War of Independence): British, French and Russian naval forces destroy the Turko-Egyptian fleet in Greece. This is the last naval action to be fought under sail alone.
- Anglo-Ashanti war (1823–1831)
- Robert Brown observes the phenomenon of Brownian motion.
- Hue and cry is abolished.
- Setting of mantraps to catch poachers is made illegal.
- Yorkshire Philosophical Society begins excavation of St Mary's Abbey, York, prior to construction of the Yorkshire Museum on part of the site.
- Thomas De Quincey's essay On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts (in Blackwood's Magazine).
- Sir Walter Scott's (anonymous) stories Chronicles of the Canongate.
- 24 February - Lydia Becker, suffragette (died 1890)
- 25 March - Edward Bradley ('Cuthbert Bede'), writer (died 1889)
- 2 April - Holman Hunt, painter (died 1910)
- 5 April - Joseph Lister, surgeon (died 1912)
- 4 May - John Hanning Speke, explorer (died 1864)
- 17 July - Frederick Augustus Abel, chemist (died 1902)
- 16 August - Frances Buss, pioneer of women's education (died 1894)
- 24 October - George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, Liberal Party politician (died 1909)
- 2 January - John Mason Good, writer (born 1764)
- 5 January - Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, heir-presumptive to the throne (born 1763)
- 26 June - Samuel Crompton, inventor (born 1753)
- 8 August - George Canning, Prime Minister (born 1770)
- 12 August - William Blake, poet, painter and printmaker (born 1757)