1690 in England
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Events from the year 1690 in the Kingdom of England.
- 7 January – the first recorded full peal is rung, at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London, marking a new era in change ringing.
- March – London, Quo Warranto Judgment Reversed Act 1689 ("An Act for Reversing the Judgment in a Quo Warranto against the City of London and for Restoreing the City of London to its antient Rights and Privileges") passed by Parliament.
- 20 May – the Act of Grace passed, forgiving followers of the deposed James II.
- 30 June – War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Beachy Head: French naval victory over the English and Dutch.
- 1 July (O.S.) – Battle of the Boyne in Ireland: William III defeats James.
- 25 July – War of the Grand Alliance: French raiders burn Teignmouth in Devon.
- 24 August – in India, Sutanuti — which later becomes Kolkata — is founded by Job Charnock of the English East India Company.
- December – earliest recorded sighting of the planet Uranus, by John Flamsteed, who mistakenly catalogues it as the star 34 Tauri.
- 10 December – playwright Henry Nevil Payne is tortured for his role in the Montgomery Plot to restore James II to the throne, the last time a political prisoner is subjected to torture in Britain.
- An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (dated this year but published in 1689).
- Political Arithmetic by William Petty.
- 3 February – Richard Rawlinson, minister and antiquarian (died 1755)
- 12 March – George Lee, 2nd Earl of Lichfield (died 1742)
- 22 April – John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, statesman (died 1763)
- Baptised 22 April – Robert Raikes the Elder, printer (died 1757)
- 29 October – Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (died 1754)
- 1 December – Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor (died 1764)
- 2 December – Robert Shafto, Member of Parliament (died 1729)
- date unknown
- 7 February – Sir William Morice, 1st Baronet, royalist statesman (born c.1628)
- March – Sir Philip Parker, 1st Baronet, Member of Parliament (born c. 1625)
- 21 May – John Eliot, Puritan missionary (born 1604)
- 12 July – George Walker, soldier killed in action at the Battle of the Boyne (born (1645)
- 9 October – Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, illegitimate son of King Charles II (born 1663)
- 15 October – Thomas Rogers and Anne Rogers, counterfeiters (both executed)
- December – Richard Willis, spy (born 1614)
- 15 December – Sir Thomas Allen, 1st Baronet, Member of Parliament (born c. 1633)
- date unknown
- Sir John Child, 1st Baronet, governor of Bombay (year of birth unknown)
- Noorthouck, John (1773). "Chapter 17: From the Revolution to the death of William III". A New History of London Including Westminster and Southwark. 1. London: R. Baldwin. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
- Equivalent to 10 July in the "new style" Gregorian calendar.
- Palmer, Alan; Palmer, Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 197–198. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Equivalent to 11 July in the "new style" Gregorian calendar, although today commemorated on 12 July.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 285. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.