1707 in Great Britain

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This article is about the state created on 1 May 1707. For events in the Kingdom of England prior to 1 May, see 1707 in England. For events in the Kingdom of Scotland prior to 1 May, see 1707 in Scotland.
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Events from the year 1707 in Great Britain, created on May 1st this year as a consequence of the 1706 Treaty of Union and its ratification by the 1707 Acts of Union.[1]


Events (from 1 May)[edit]



Poetry and songs[edit]

See also: 1707 in poetry
  • Samuel Cobb, Poems on Several Occasions[6]
  • Nahum Tate, The Triumph of Union[6]
  • Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, the first of many editions throughout the 18th century and afterward;[6] includes "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"[7]
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable the Late Earls of Rochester And Roscommon. With The Memoirs of the Life and Character of the late Earl of Rochester, in a Letter to the Dutchess of Mazarine. By Mons. St. Evremont, London: Printed & sold by B. Bragge; second edition in the same year, London: Printed for Edmund Curll (third edition, 1709)[8]


Births (from 1 May)[edit]

Deaths (from 1 May)[edit]


  1. ^ Hugh F. Kearney, The British Isles: a history of four nations (2006), p. 215
  2. ^ Acts of Union 1707 parliament.uk, accessed 31 December 2010
  3. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 291. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  4. ^ Sweet, Rosemary (2004). Antiquaries: the Discovery of the Past in Eighteenth-Century Britain. London: Cambridge University Press. p. 84. ISBN 1-85285-309-3. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Icons, a portrait of England 1700-1750". Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  7. ^ Palmer, Alan & Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 205–206. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  8. ^ Web page titled "John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647 – 1680)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved April 11, 2009. Archived 2009-05-02.