1705 in England
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Events from the year 1705 which occurred in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch – Anne
- 16 April – Isaac Newton knighted by Queen Anne.
- 25 September – Queen Anne appoints commissioners to negotiate political union with Scotland.
- 15 October – War of the Spanish Succession: Charles Mordaunt, 3rd Earl of Peterborough leads an English naval force in the capture of Barcelona.
- 30 October – John Vanbrugh's play The Confederacy (adapted from the French) is first performed at his new London playhouse, The Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket.
- 27 December – John Vanbrugh's play The Mistake (adapted from the French) is first performed at his new London playhouse, The Queen’s Theatre in Haymarket.
- December – the Sophia Naturalization Act is passed by Parliament, which naturalizes Sophia of Hanover (next in succession to the British throne) and the "issue of her body" as British subjects.
- Construction begins on Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire designed by John Vanbrugh for the Duke of Marlborough. It is completed in 1724.
- Edmond Halley publicly predicts the periodicity of Halley's Comet and computes its expected path of return in 1757.
- 21 February – Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, naval officer (died 1781)
- 11 April – William Cookworthy, chemist (died 1780)
- 23 July – Francis Blomefield, topographer (died 1752)
- 30 August – David Hartley, philosopher (died 1757)
- 21 September (bapt.) – Dick Turpin, thief and highwayman (hanged 1739)
- 28 September – Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, statesman (died 1774)
- 23 November – Thomas Birch, historian (died 1766)
- Undated – Bay Bolton, racehorse (died 1736)
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