1693 in England
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Events from the year 1693 in the Kingdom of England.
- 8 February – the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, is granted a Royal charter from King William III and Queen Mary II of England.
- March – William Congreve's first play, the comedy The Old Bachelor, is performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
- 17 June (27 June New Style) – Nine Years' War: The French fleet defeats the joint Dutch and English fleet at the Battle of Lagos off Portugal.
- 19 July (29 July New Style) – Nine Years' War: The Dutch-English army led personally by King William III of England is defeated by the French (with Irish Jacobite mercenaries) at the Battle of Landen near Neerwinden in Flemish Brabant.
- October – Congreve's comedy The Double Dealer is first performed at Drury Lane.
- Bromsgrove School endowed by Sir Thomas Cookes.
- The Anglo-Saxon Alfred Jewel is discovered at North Petherton in Somerset.
- Financier Richard Hoare relocates Hoare's Bank (founded 1672) from Cheapside to Fleet Street in London.
- 27 February–17 March – John Dunton publishes The Ladies' Mercury, the first periodical specifically for women.
- John Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education.
- William Penn's proposal for European federation Essay on the Present and Future Peace of Europe.
- Vertue rewarded, or The Irish princess.
- 4 February – George Lillo, playwright (died 1739)
- 24 February – James Quin, actor (died 1766)
- 24 March – John Harrison, clockmaker (died 1776)
- 3 April – George Edwards, naturalist (died 1773)
- 21 July – Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (died 1768)
- 21 September – Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury (died 1768)
- 2 June – John Wildman, soldier and politician (born c. 1621)
- 12 July – John Ashby, admiral (born c. 1640)
- 24 November – William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury (born 1616)
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