1643 in England


1643 in England

Events from the year 1643 in the Kingdom of England.

Incumbents

Monarch - King Charles I of England

Events

* 23 January - English Civil War: Leeds falls to Parliamentary forces.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=259–260]
* 13 March - English Civil War: The Roundheads routed the Cavaliers at the First Battle of Middlewich.
* 18 March - Battle of New Ross (1643) fought in Ireland between English and Irish forces.cite web|url=http://www.british-civil-wars.co.uk/timelines/1643.htm|title=Timeline 1643 - British Civil Wars|accessdate=2007-07-04]
* 19 March - English Civil War: A Royalist victory at the Battle of Hopton Heath.
* 25 April - English Civil War: Reading falls to Parliament after the Siege of Reading.
* 13 May - English Civil War: Parliamentary forces led by Oliver Cromwell defeat Royalist forces at Grantham.
* 14 June - Licensing Order of 1643 passed by Parliament to censor newspapers.
* 18 June - English Civil War: Royalist victory at the Battle of Chalgrove Field.
* 30 June - English Civil War: Royalist victory at the Battle of Adwalton Moor.
* 1 July - The Westminster Assembly is convened with the aim of restructuring the Church of England.
* 5 July - English Civil War: Narrow Royalist victory at the Battle of Lansdowne.
* 13 July - English Civil War: Decisive Royalist victory at the Battle of Roundway Down.
* 20 July - English Civil War: Parliamentary victory at the Battle of Gainsborough.
* 26 July - English Civil War: Royalists capture Bristol.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 179-181|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
* 20 September - English Civil War: Royalists defeated at the First Battle of Newbury.
* 25 September - The Solemn League and Covenant is signed between the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland.
* 11 October - English Civil War: Parliamentary victory at the Battle of Winceby.
* 13 December - English Civil War: Parliamentary victory at the Battle of Alton.
* 27 December - English Civil War: Royalist victory at the Second Battle of Middlewich.

Births

* 4 January (N.S.) - Isaac Newton, mathematician and physicist (died 1727)
* 16 February - John Sharp, Archbishop of York (died 1714)
* 1 November - John Strype, historian and biographer (died 1737)

Deaths

* 14 January - John Bois, Bible translator (born 1560)
* 2 March - Robert Greville, 2nd Baron Brooke, Parliamentary General (born 1608)
* 19 March - Spencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton, soldier and politician (born 1601)
* 18 June - John Hampden, parliamentarian (born c. 1595)
* 5 July - Bevil Grenville, soldier (born 1596)
* 25 July - Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, statesman (born 1584)
* 20 August - Anne Hutchinson, Puritan preacher (born 1591)
* 20 September, at the Battle of Newbury:
** Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, politician, soldier and author (born c. 1610)
** Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon (born 1610)
** Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland (born 1620)
* 3 November - John Bainbridge, astronomer (born 1583)
* 29 November - William Cartwright, dramatist (born 1611)
* 8 December - John Pym, statesman (born 1583)

References

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