1692 in England
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Events from the year 1692 in the Kingdom of England.
- 19 February - Princess Anne leaves the court after quarrelling with her sister, Queen Mary.
- 2 May - First performance of Henry Purcell's semi-opera The Fairy-Queen at the Queen's Theatre, Dorset Garden, in London.
- 5 May - Queen Mary orders the imprisonment of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough for alleged treasonous support of the Jacobites.
- 29 May–4 June - War of the Grand Alliance: The threat of a French invasion of England is diminished by victory at the Battles of Barfleur and La Hogue.
- 3 August - War of the Grand Alliance: the allied forces of England and the Dutch Republic led by King William III of England are defeated at the Battle of Steenkerque.
- 8 September - An earthquake in Brabant of scale 5.8 is felt across the Low Countries, Germany and England.
- 22 November - First performance of Henry Purcell's Ode to St. Cecilia.
- 29 February - John Byrom, poet (died 1763)
- 18 May - Joseph Butler, bishop and philosopher (died 1752)
- 3 August - John Henley, minister (died 1759)
- 18 May - Elias Ashmole, antiquarian (born 1617)
- c. November? - Edmund Ludlow, last surviving regicide, exiled in Switzerland (born c. 1617)
- 19 November - Thomas Shadwell, poet and playwright (born c. 1642)
- 9 December - William Mountfort, actor and playwright (born c. 1664)
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- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 286. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Stratton, J. M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.
- Gentleman's Journal, November 1692, cited in Rimbault's edition, London: Musical Antiquarian Society Publications, 1848, p. 2.