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1672 in England

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1672 in England
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Events from the year 1672 in the Kingdom of England.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Charles II
  • Events

  • 2 January - Cash payments by the Exchequer suspended for a year, due to fears of imminent bankruptcy.
  • 15 March - King Charles II issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence, suspending execution of Penal Laws against Protestant nonconformists and Roman Catholics in his realms.
  • 17 March - Third Anglo-Dutch War - England declares war on the Dutch Republic.
  • 28 May (7 June New Style) - The first naval battle of the Third Anglo-Dutch War is fought at the Battle of Solebay; indecisive.
  • 13 September - John Bunyan released after a 12-year imprisonment for preaching without a licence.
  • December - John Dryden's play Marriage à la Mode first performed in London by the King's Company.
  • Undated

  • The bankrupt Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa is restructured into the new Royal African Company with a new, broader charter to trade into West Africa.
  • Rebuilding begins of St Stephen Walbrook church in the City of London, designed by Christopher Wren.
  • Rebuilding of Temple Bar, London, designed by Christopher Wren.
  • First public concerts in England; organised by John Banister at Whitefriars, near Fleet Street.
  • Richard Hoare becomes a partner in the London goldsmith's business which, as private banking house C. Hoare & Co., will survive through to the 21st century.
  • Births

  • 9 April - Thomas Willoughby, 1st Baron Middleton, Member of Parliament (died 1729)
  • 1 May - Joseph Addison, politician and writer (died 1719)
  • June - Henry Hyde, 4th Earl of Clarendon, politician (died 1753)
  • 17 July (baptism) - Anthony Blackwall, scholar (died 1730)
  • 29 July - Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond, illegitimate son of Charles II (died 1723)
  • John Huxham, surgeon (died 1768)
  • John Lovelace, 4th Baron Lovelace, colonial governor (died 1709)
  • Thomas Steers, civil engineer (died 1750)
  • Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, diplomat and First Lord of the Admiralty (died 1739)
  • Deaths

  • 15 January - John Cosin, clergyman (born 1594)
  • 5 May - Samuel Cooper, painter (born 1609)
  • 11 May - Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, royalist (born 1615)
  • 28 May
  • Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, admiral (born 1625)
  • John Trevor, politician (born |1626)
  • 27 June - Roger Twysden, antiquarian and royalist (born 1597)
  • 3 July - Francis Willughby, biologist (born 1635)
  • 8 August - Sir John Borlase, 1st Baronet, politician (born 1619)
  • 24 October - John Webb, architect (born 1611)
  • 15 November - Sir Walter Long, 1st Baronet of Whaddon, Member of Parliament (born c. 1603)
  • 19 November - John Wilkins, Bishop of Chester (born 1614)
  • 6 December - Jasper Mayne, dramatist (born 1604)
  • 21 December - Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, (born 1628)
  • Philip Nye, theologian (born c. 1595)
  • Peter Sterry, theologian (born 1613)
  • References

    1672 in England Wikipedia


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