- 1814 in the United Kingdom
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1814in the United Kingdom.
George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister -
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Tory
Treaty of Kielcedes Danish Heligolandto Britain.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 246-247|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
** Last River Thames frost fair in
London.cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
12 February- a fire destroys the Custom House in London. [cite book |title=The London Encyclopaedia|author=Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert|publisher= Macmillan|year= 1995|isbn =0-333-57688-8|pages=287]
10 April- the Duke of Wellington wins the Battle of Toulouse, ending the Peninsular War.
5 May- War of 1812: The British attack Fort Ontarioat Oswego, New York.
30 May- Treaty of Paris (1814): Britain takes control of Malta, Tobago, Saint Lucia, and Mauritiusfrom France.
22 June- First cricketmatch is played at Lord's Cricket Groundin St John's Wood.
5 July- War of 1812: Battle of Chippewa- American Major General Jacob Browndefeats British General Phineas Riallat Chippewa, Ontario.
25 July- War of 1812: Battle of Lundy's Lane- Reinforcements arrive near Niagara Falls, Ontariofor General Riall's British and Canadian force, and bloody, all-night battle with Jacob Brown's Americans commences at 18.00; Americans retreat to Fort Erie.
12 August- In Englandthe last hanging under the Black Act— William Potter for cutting down an orchard— even the judgepetitioned for reprieve.
13 August- signing of the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814; by the treaty, the Dutch colonies of Cape of Good Hope, Demerara, Essequibo and Berbiceare ceded to Britain.
24 August- War of 1812: British troops burn Washington, DC, The Burning of Washington.
28 August- Alexandria, Virginiaoffers surrender to the British fleet without a fight.
23 October- The first plastic surgerycarried out in England by Dr Joseph Constantine Carpue.
29 November- The first edition of " The Times" to be printed using a steam press.
24 December- Treaty of Ghentsigned by the United Kingdom and the United States ending the War of 1812, however due to the time it took for news to reach America, fighting continued for weeks.
George Stephensondesigns his first locomotive "Blücher".
* John Abernethy appointed lecturer in anatomy to the Royal College of Surgeons.
John Keatsleaves apprenticeship to become a student at a local hospital.
* Britain's first public
art gallery, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, opens.
Jane Austen's novel "Mansfield Park".
Walter Scott's novel "Waverley".
27 January- Philip Astley, circus promoter (born 1742)
12 April- Charles Burney, music historian (born 1726)
12 July- William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, general (born 1729)
19 July- Captain Matthew Flinders, explorer of the coasts of Australia (born 1774)
25 July- Charles Dibdin, composer (born 1745)
31 August- Arthur Phillip, admiral and first governor of New South Wales (born 1738)
9 December- Joseph Bramah, inventor and locksmith (born 1748)
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