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  • February – The death of King Charles II of England results in one of the major theatrical flops of the Restoration era: Albion and Albanius – an allegorical drama in praise of the late king, with a text by John Dryden and music by Louis Grabu – is in rehearsal at the time.
  • June – A revised version of Albion and Albanius fails, largely because it coincides with the invasion of Duke of Monmouth.
  • June – Parliament revives the Printing Act of 1662, limiting London printers.
  • Antoine Furetière is expelled from the Académie française for proposing to publish a complete dictionary of the French language himself.
  • Publication of the Fourth Folio of Shakespeare's works in London.

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  1. ^ "Thomas D'Urfey". English Poetry 1579-1830: Spenser and the Tradition. Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-30.