1694 in England

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Events from the year 1694 in the Kingdom of England.


→==Events== →* 1 March - The HMS Sussex treasure fleet of thirteen ships is wrecked in the Mediterranean off Gibraltar with the loss of approximately 1,200 lives. →* May - The First Whig Junto is appointed to government.[1] →* 27 July - The Bank of England is established by Royal charter following a proposal by William Paterson;[2] John Houblon becomes its first Governor. →* 5 September - Great Fire of Warwick. →* 25 October - Queen Mary II founds the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich.[3] →* 3 December - Parliament passes the Triennial Act requiring general elections every three years.[1] →* 28 December - With the death of Queen Mary II (aged 32) from smallpox at Kensington Palace, King William III becomes sole monarch.[1] →* Notorious voyage of the English slave ship Hannibal in the Atlantic slave trade out of Benin, ending with the death of nearly half of the 692 slaves aboard.


  • Mary Astell's (anonymous) argument for the promotion of female education A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, for the Advancement of Their True and Greatest Interest.
  • "N.H."'s The Ladies Dictionary, being a general entertainment of the fair-sex: a work never attempted before in English is published by John Dunton.




  1. ^ a b c Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  2. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  3. ^ "Greenwich Hospital". Retrieved 2012-03-07. 

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