1695 in England
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Events from the year 1695 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch - King William III
- 13 January - Princess Anne returns to court to act as royal hostess.
- April - Parliament decides not to renew the Licensing Order of 1643 requiring press censorship.
- 30 April - William Congreve's comedy Love for Love opens the New Theatre, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
- 3 May - Parliament passes the Corrupt Practices Act to tackle bribery in general elections.
- 16 May - Thomas Tenison enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury, the first Primate of All England since the Reformation to be installed in person at Canterbury Cathedral.
- 1 September - Nine Years' War: France surrenders Namur in the Spanish Netherlands to forces of the Grand Alliance led by King William III of England following the 2-month Siege of Namur.
- 7 September - English pirate Henry Every perpetrates one of the most profitable raids in history with the capture of the Grand Mughal ship Ganj-i-Sawai. In response, Emperor Aurangzeb threatens to put an end to all English trading in India.
- November - General election results in victory for the Whigs.
- 31 December - The window tax is imposed.
- Wren Library, Cambridge, the library of Trinity College, designed by Christopher Wren, is completed.
- 2 February - William Borlase, naturalist (died 1772)
- 20 November - John Bevis, physician and astronomer (died 1771)
- 5 March - Henry Wharton, writer (born 1664)
- 5 April - George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax, writer and statesman (born 1633)
- 27 April - John Trenchard, statesman (born 1640)
- 21 November - Henry Purcell, composer (born 1654)
- 28 November - Anthony Wood, antiquarian (born 1632)
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