1745 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1745 in Great Britain.
- 30 April–11 May - War of the Austrian Succession: British forces defeated at the Battle of Fontenoy.
- 16 June - King George's War: British capture Cape Breton Island in North America from the French.
- 26 June - The earliest known women's cricket match, at Gosden Common in Surrey.
- 23 July - Jacobite rising: The Young Pretender Charles Edward Stuart lands on Eriskay in the Hebrides in Scotland.
- 15 August–26 August - War of the Austrian Succession: By the Convention of Hanover, King George II makes peace overtures to Prussia and ends support for Austria.
- 16 August - Jacobite rising: A Jacobite victory at Highbridge Skirmish.
- 19 August - Jacobite rising: Charles Stuart raises his standard at Glenfinnan.
- 11 September - Jacobite rising: Jacobites enter Edinburgh.
- 17 September - Jacobite rising: in Edinburgh, Charles Stuart proclaims his father James Francis Edward Stuart as James VIII of Scotland.
- 21 September - Jacobite rising: Government forces are defeated at the Battle of Prestonpans.
- 28 September - The song later to become the British national anthem God Save the King is first performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in London in a setting by Thomas Arne.
- 13 November–15 November - Jacobite rising: Jacobites besiege and capture Carlisle.
- December - Jacobite rising: Jacobite garrison in Carlisle surrenders to Hanoverian forces under Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.
- 4 December - Jacobite rising: Jacobite forces reach Derby causing panic in London.
- 6 December - Jacobite rising: Jacobite forces decide to retreat to Scotland.
- 18 December - Jacobite rising: A Jacobite victory at the Clifton Moor Skirmish, the last action between two military forces on English soil.
- 23 December - Jacobite rising: A Jacobite victory at the Battle of Inverurie.
- 23 January - William Jessop, civil engineer (died 1814)
- 2 February - John Nichols, printer and author (died 1826)
- 14 February - Lady Sarah Lennox, courtier (died 1826)
- 20 February - Henry James Pye, poet (died 1813)
- 4 March - Charles Dibdin, composer (died 1814)
- 12 May - William Creech, Scottish bookseller and Lord Provost of Edinburgh (died 1815)
- 17 October - William Scott, 1st Baron Stowell, judge and jurist (died 1836)
- 18 March - Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of Great Britain (born 1676)
- 10 October - Jonathan Swift, Anglo-Irish writer (b. 1667, Ireland)
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- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Unless the Battle of Graveney Marsh (1940) is counted.
- "middle class, n. and adj.". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. March 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-18. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Bradshaw, James (1745). A scheme to prevent the running of Irish wools to France: and Irish woollen goods to foreign countries. By prohibiting the importation of Spanish wools into Ireland, ... Humbly offered to the consideration of Parliament. By a Merchant of London. London: printed for J. Smith, and G. Faulkner. pp. 4–5. Retrieved 2012-05-18.