1674 in England
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Events from the year 1674 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch – Charles II
- 9 February (19 February New Style) – England and the Dutch Republic sign the Treaty of Westminster ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
- 26 March – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane re-opens, having been rebuilt after the Great Fire of London.
- 25 April – Great Fire of Watton, Norfolk.
- 10 November – as provided in the Treaty of Westminster of 19 February, the Dutch Republic cedes its colony of New Netherland to England. This includes the colonial capital, New Orange, which is returned to its English name of New York.
- Two skeletons of children are discovered at the White Tower (Tower of London) and believed at this time to be the remains of the Princes in the Tower. The remains are subsequently buried in Westminster Abbey.
- The second edition of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost is published, shortly before the writer's death, by Samuel Simmons in London.
- 24 January – Thomas Tanner, bishop and antiquarian (died 1735)
- March – Jethro Tull, agriculturist (died 1741)
- 18 April – Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, statesman (died 1738)
- 20 June – Nicholas Rowe, dramatist (died 1718)
- 17 July – Isaac Watts, hymnist (died 1748)
- 18 October – Beau Nash, dandy (died 1762)
- Unknown date
- Approximate date of birth of Jeremiah Clarke, composer (died 1707) and John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (died 1747)
- 23 March – Henry Cromwell, soldier, politician and lord lieutenant of Ireland (born 1628)
- 10 October – Thomas Traherne, poet (born c. 1637)
- 15 October – Robert Herrick, poet (born 1591)
- 8 November – John Milton, poet (born 1608)
- 9 December – Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, statesman and historian (born 1609)
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