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January 11 – Samuel Pepys starts his diary, still using the Old Style date of 1 January.  February/March –
John Rhodes reopens the old Cockpit Theatre in London, forms a company of young actors and begins to stage plays. His production of  will be the first Pericles Shakespearean performance of the Restoration era; Thomas Betterton makes his stage debut in the title rôle.  May – The
English Restoration brings a host of Royalist exiles back to England, Richard Baxter among them, and many panegyrics are produced to commemorate the event. June – A warrant is issued for the arrest of the anti-monarchist
John Milton, who is forced into hiding, whilst his writings are burned. 
August 21 – The newly restored King Charles II of England issues a royal grant for two theatre companies: a King's Company under his own patronage, led by Thomas Killigrew, and a Duke's Company under the patronage of his brother, the Duke of York and future King James II, led by Sir William Davenant. On November 8, the King's Company moves from the old Red Bull Theatre to the new Vere St. Theatre, and in the same month the Duke's Company begins performing at the Salisbury Court Theatre.
September 5 – Roger Boyle receives the title of Earl of Orrery.
October 14 – Blaise Pascal's Lettres Provinciales is burned as a heretical work on the orders of King Louis XIV of France.  October –
John Milton is arrested and imprisoned.  December –
John Milton is released from prison, two weeks after his brother Christopher is appointed a judge. 
December 8 – The first English actress to appear on the professional stage in England in a non-singing rôle, as Desdemona in , is variously considered to be Othello Margaret Hughes, Anne Marshall or Katherine Corey.    unknown dates
The Royalist poet
Robert Herrick returns to his parish in Devon after the English Restoration.  The
is commissioned by Dutch merchants as a gift to King Charles II of England; at 1.75 m (5 ft 9in) tall it is one of the world's largest books. Klencke Atlas Danish writer Birgitte Thott is given permission by King Frederick III of Denmark to receive an annual grant from the Soro Academy to pursue her studies, expand her library, and research into language.  New books Edit
Rachel Jevon – Exultationis Carmen  Robert Wild – Iter Boreale. Attempting Something upon the Successful and Matchless March of the Lord General George Monk from Scotland to London  References Edit
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Don-John Dugas (2006). . University of Missouri Press. p. 103. Marketing the Bard: Shakespeare in Performance and Print, 1660-1740 ISBN . 978-0-8262-6544-9
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