1833 in the United Kingdom
Events from the year 1833 in the United Kingdom
Monarch – William IV
Prime Minister – Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (Whig)
Parliament – 11th (starting 29 January)
3 January – reassertion of British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands by British forces in the South Atlantic.
25 May – Royal Horticultural Society holds the first flower show in Britain.
5 June – Ada Lovelace is introduced to Charles Babbage by Mary Somerville.
14 July – John Keble preaches a sermon on "National Apostasy", launching the Oxford Movement within the Church of England.
28 August – the Slavery Abolition Act receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery in most of the British Empire. A £20 million fund is established to compensate slaveowners.
29 August – the Factory Act makes it illegal to employ children less than 9 years old in factories and limits child workers of 9 to 13 years of age to a maximum of 9 hours a day.
December – Edwin Chadwick introduces the Ten Hours Bill in Parliament.
Bank Notes Act gives Bank of England notes over £5 in value the status of "legal tender" in England and Wales.
Quakers and Moravians Act allows Quakers and Moravians to substitute an affirmation for a legal oath in accordance with their religious beliefs.
The Preston Temperance Society is founded by Joseph Livesey, pioneering the temperance movement and teetotalism.
Laying out of Moor Park, Preston, by the local authority as a (partly) public park begins.
First of the Bridgewater Treatises, examining science in relation to God.
Serialisation of Thomas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus in Fraser's Magazine.
Charles Dickens' first published work of fiction, "A Dinner at Poplar Walk", first of what will become Sketches by Boz, appears unsigned in the Monthly Magazine (London, 1 December).
Edward Bulwer's novel Godolphin.
Mrs Favell Lee Mortimer's instructional text The Peep of Day, or, A series of the earliest religious instruction the infant mind is capable of receiving.
Alfred Tennyson's collection Poems including "The Lady of Shalott".
Publication of The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge edited by George Long begins.
William Sandys' collection Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern.
23 January – Sir Lewis Morris, Anglo-Welsh poet (died 1907)
28 January – Charles George Gordon, British army officer and administrator (died 1885)
27 July – Thomas George Bonney, geologist (d. 1923)
12 August – Aylmer Spicer Cameron, VC recipient (d. 1909)
26 August – Henry Fawcett, statesman, economist and Postmaster General (d. 1884)
28 August – Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Anglo-Welsh artist (d. 1898)
11 December Francis Anstie, physician and medical researcher (d. 1874)
date unknown – James James, harpist and composer of the Welsh national anthem (d. 1902)
9 January – Sir Thomas Foley, admiral (b. 1757)
23 January – Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, admiral (b. 1757)
16 April – Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon (b. 1772)
22 April – Richard Trevithick, Cornish-born inventor, mechanical engineer and builder of the first working railway steam locomotive (b. 1771)
Bewick Bridge, mathematician (b. 1767)
Edmund Kean, actor (b. 1787)
2 June – Simon Byrne, prizefighter (b. 1806)
10 July – George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover, man of letters (b. 1797)
29 July – William Wilberforce, abolitionist (b. 1759)
11 November – James Grant, navigator (b. 1772)
3 December – Adam Buck, Irish-born neo-classical portraitist and miniature painter (b. 1759)