1697 in England
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Events from the year 1697 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch - William III
- 15 May - Violent hail storm across Hertfordshire, perhaps the most severe ever in Britain.
- 20 September - The Treaty of Ryswick ends the War of the Grand Alliance.
- 2 December - First service (to celebrate the Treaty of Ryswick) held in St Paul's Cathedral since rebuilding work after the Great Fire of London began.
- John Vanbrugh's play The Provoked Wife.
- Daniel Defoe's An Essay upon Projects, favouring the implementation of income tax and the education of women.
- Francis Moore (astrologer) first publishes Old Moore's Almanack.
- 10 November - William Hogarth, artist (died 1764)
- 28 January - John Fenwick, conspirator (born c. 1645)
- 27 March - Simon Bradstreet, colonial magistrate (born 1603)
- 7 June - John Aubrey, antiquary and memoirist (born 1626)
- Probable year - Gilbert Clerke, mathematician, natural philosopher and theologian (born 1626)
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