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1691 in England

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See also:  Other events of 1691
1691 in England
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Events from the year 1691 in the Kingdom of England.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Co-monarchs - William III and Mary II
  • Events

  • April - John Tillotson enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • 9 April - A fire at the Palace of Whitehall in London destroys its Stone Gallery.
  • June - First performance of the semi-opera King Arthur with a libretto by John Dryden and music by Henry Purcell.
  • 18 September - War of the Grand Alliance: English and Dutch forces defeated by the French at the Battle of Leuze.
  • 3 October - The Treaty of Limerick ends the Williamite War in Ireland. The Flight of the Wild Geese — the departure of the Jacobite army — follows.
  • Births

  • 27 February - Edward Cave, editor and publisher (died 1754)
  • 29 September - Richard Challoner, Catholic prelate (died 1781)
  • 1 October - Arthur Onslow, politician (died 1768)
  • Deaths

  • 13 January - George Fox, founder of the Quakers (born 1624)
  • 17 January - Richard Lower, physician (born 1631)
  • 11 May - John Birch, soldier (born 1615)
  • 9 October - William Sacheverell, statesman (born 1638)
  • 8 December - Richard Baxter, clergyman (born 1615)
  • probable - Elizabeth Polwheele, playwright (born c. 1651)
  • References

    1691 in England Wikipedia


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