1700 in England
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Events from the year 1700 in the Kingdom of England.
- 27 February - The island of New Britain is discovered by William Dampier in the western Pacific.
- early March - William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World is first performed at the New Theatre, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
- 25 March - Treaty of London signed between France, England and Holland.
- 29 July - Princess Anne's only surviving child, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, dies aged eleven leaving the Protestant succession to the Crown in doubt.
- 20 November - First boats reach Leeds from the tideway by way of the Aire and Calder Navigation.
- 28 December - Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- Approximate date - Jeremiah Clarke writes the Prince of Denmark's March.
- 29 March - Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl Cornwallis (died 1762)
- April - John Wyatt, inventor (died 1766)
- 14 May - Mary Delany, Bluestocking, artist, and writer (died 1788)
- 13 July - John Dandridge, distinguished colonel, planter (died 1756)
- 31 October - Joseph Blake (alias Blueskin), highwayman (executed 1724)
- 28 November - Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal (died 1764)
Full date unknown
- Joseph Adams, chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company. (died 1737)
- Francis Ayscough, clerk of the Closet. (died 1763)
- John Cecil, 7th Earl of Exeter, peer. (died 1722)
- William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven, nobleman. (died 1739)
- Benedict Leonard Calvert, Governor of Maryland. (died 1732)
- Emanuel Howe, 2nd Viscount Howe, politician and colonial administrator. (died 1735)
- William Godolphin, Marquess of Blandford, nobleman. (died 1731)
- Mary Hervey (died 1768)
- John Immyns, attorney and lutenist. (died 1764)
- Charles Jennens, landowner. (died 1773)
- 21 January - Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort (born 1629)
- 14 March - Henry Killigrew, dramatist (born 1613)
- 12 May - John Dryden, writer (born 1631)
- 10 July - John Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale, politician (born 1655)
- 19 July (date found dead) - Thomas Creech, translator (born 1659)
- 29 July - Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (born 1689)
- 7 September - William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, peer and soldier (born 1616)
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- Hochman, Stanley. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama 4. p. 542.
- The House Laws of the German Habsburgs
- Smith, Peter L. (1987). The Aire & Calder Navigation. Wakefield Historical Publications. p. 6. ISBN 0-901869-27-9.