1690 in England
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Events from the year 1690 in the Kingdom of England.
- 7 January - The first recorded full peal is rung, at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London, marking a new era in change ringing.
- 20 May - The Act of Grace passed, forgiving followers of the deposed James II.
- 30 June - War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Beachy Head: French naval victory over the English and Dutch.
- 1 July (O.S.) - Battle of the Boyne in Ireland: William III defeats James.
- 25 July - War of the Grand Alliance: French raiders burn Teignmouth in Devon.
- 24 August - In India, Sutanuti — which later becomes Kolkata — is founded by Job Charnock of the English East India Company.
- December - Earliest recorded sighting of the planet Uranus, by John Flamsteed, who mistakenly catalogues it as the star 34 Tauri.
- 10 December - Playwright Henry Nevil Payne is tortured for his role in the Montgomery Plot to restore James II to the throne, the last time a political prisoner is subjected to torture in Britain.
- An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (dated this year but published in 1689).
- Political Arithmetic by William Petty.
- 3 February - Richard Rawlinson, minister and antiquarian (died 1755)
- 12 March - George Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (died 1742)
- 22 April - John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, statesman (died 1763)
- Baptised 22 April - Robert Raikes the Elder, printer (died 1757)
- 29 October - Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (died 1754)
- 1 December - Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor (died 1764)
- 2 December - Robert Shafto, Member of Parliament (died 1729)
- date unknown
- 7 February - Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet, royalist statesman (born c.1628)
- March - Sir Philip Parker, 1st Baronet, Member of Parliament (born c. 1625)
- 21 May - John Eliot, Puritan missionary (born 1604)
- 12 July - George Walker, soldier killed in action at the Battle of the Boyne (born (1645)
- 9 October - Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, illegitimate son of King Charles II (born 1663)
- 15 October - Thomas Rogers and Anne Rogers, counterfeiters (both executed)
- December - Richard Willis, spy (born 1614)
- 15 December - Sir Thomas Allen, 1st Baronet, Member of Parliament (born c. 1633)
- date unknown
- Sir John Child, 1st Baronet, governor of Bombay (year of birth unknown)
- Equivalent to 10 July in the "new style" Gregorian calendar.
- Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 197–198. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Equivalent to 11 July in the "new style" Gregorian calendar, although today commemorated on 12 July.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 285. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.