1650 in England
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Events from the year 1650 in England.
- 1 May - The future King Charles II of England signs the Treaty of Breda with the Scottish Covenanters.
- 26 May - Oliver Cromwell leaves Ireland (following the Siege of Clonmel), occasioning Andrew Marvell's An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland.
- 23 June - Charles arrives in Scotland where he signs the Covenant.
- 3 September - Oliver Cromwell is victorious over the Scottish Covenanters at the Battle of Dunbar.
- 30 October - The Religious Society of Friends acquires the nickname "Quakers" when the judge at George Fox's blasphemy trial says that they "tremble at the word of the Lord".
- With the Treaty of Hartford, the Dutch and English establish the frontiers between their colonies in North America.
- Cornelius Vermuyden completes excavation of the New Bedford River as part of the drainage of The Fens.
- William How publishes his flora Phytologia Britannica.
- 2 February - Nell Gwynne, actress and royal mistress (died 1687)
- 24 March - Sir Jonathan Trelawny, 3rd Baronet, bishop (died 1721)
- 18 April - Sir Edward Dering, 3rd Baronet, Member of Parliament (died 1689)
- 20 April - William Bedloe, informer (died 1680)
- 26 May - John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, general (died 1722)
- 14 September - Theophilus Oglethorpe, soldier and Member of Parliament (died 1702)
- 23 September - Jeremy Collier, theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian (died 1726)
- 20 October - Robert Shirley, 1st Earl Ferrers, courtier (died 1717)
- 7 November - John Robinson, diplomat (died 1723)
- November - Cloudesley Shovell, admiral (died 1707)
- 14 November - King William III of England, Scotland, and Ireland (died 1702)
- Solomon de Medina, army contractor (died 1720)
- George Rooke, admiral (died 1709)
- Richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarbrough, statesman (died 1721)
- William Talman, architect (died 1719)
- February - Sir Thomas Bowyer, 1st Baronet, politician (born 1586)
- 9 March - Elizabeth Savage, Countess Rivers, courtier (born 1581)
- 18 April - Simonds d'Ewes, antiquarian and politician (born 1602)
- 9 July (burial) - Alice Barnham, wife of Francis Bacon (born 1592)
- 25 August - Richard Crashaw, poet (born c. 1613)
- 8 September - Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of Charles I (born 1635)
- 13 November - Thomas May, poet and historian (born 1595)
- Isaac Ewer, soldier and regicide (year of birth unknown)
- Phineas Fletcher, poet (born 1582)
- "1650, British Civil Wars". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 263–264. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.