1700 in England
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Events from the year 1700 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch – William III
- 27 February – the island of New Britain is discovered by William Dampier in the western Pacific.
- early March – William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World is first performed at the New Theatre, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
- 25 March – Treaty of London signed between France, England and Holland.
- 29 July – Princess Anne's only surviving child, Prince William, Duke of Gloucester, dies aged eleven leaving the Protestant succession to the Crown in doubt.
- 20 November – first boats reach Leeds from the tideway by way of the Aire and Calder Navigation.
- 28 December – Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- Approximate date – Jeremiah Clarke writes the Prince of Denmark's March.
- 29 March – Charles Cornwallis, 1st Earl Cornwallis (died 1762)
- April – John Wyatt, inventor (died 1766)
- 4 May (bapt.) – Joseph Adams, chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company (died 1737)
- 14 May – Mary Delany, Bluestocking, artist and writer (died 1788)
- 13 July – John Dandridge, colonel and planter in Virginia (died 1756)
- 20 September – Benedict Leonard Calvert, Governor of Maryland (died 1732)
- 26 September? – Mary Hervey, née Lepell, courtier (died 1768)
- 13 October – Phanuel Bacon, playwright, poet and author (died 1783)
- 31 October – Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, highwayman (executed 1724)
- 28 November – Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal (died 1764)
Full date unknown
- John Cecil, 7th Earl of Exeter, peer (died 1722)
- William Craven, 3rd Baron Craven, nobleman (died 1739)
- William Godolphin, Marquess of Blandford, nobleman (died 1731)
- Emanuel Howe, 2nd Viscount Howe, politician and colonial administrator (died 1735)
- John Immyns, attorney and lutenist (died 1764)
- Charles Jennens, landowner and patron of the arts (died 1773)
- 21 January – Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort (born 1629)
- 14 March – Henry Killigrew, dramatist (born 1613)
- 12 May – John Dryden, poet (born 1631)
- 10 July – John Lowther, 1st Viscount Lonsdale, politician (born 1655)
- 19 July (date found dead) – Thomas Creech, translator (born 1659; suicide)
- 29 July – Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (born 1689)
- 8 August – Joseph Moxon, mathematician and lexicographer (born 1627)
- 7 September – William Russell, 1st Duke of Bedford, peer and soldier (born 1616)
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