1670 in England

Events from the year 1670 in England.

Incumbents

*Monarch - Charles II of England

Events

* 1 June - the secret treaty of Dover signed between King Charles II of England and France.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=274]
* 21 December - John Coventry maimed for making a joke about the King. [cite book|title=The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|publisher=D. Appleton & co|author=Joel Munsell|year=1858]

Undated

* John Dryden appointed as historiographer royal.
* Spain recognises Jamaica and the Cayman Islands as English possessions by the Treaty of Madrid.

Births

* 24 January - William Congreve, playwright (died 1729)
* 10 April - Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich, (died 1729)
* 23 April - Cassandra Willoughby, Duchess of Chandos, historian (died 1735)
* 8 May - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, soldier (died 1726)
* 19 July - Richard Leveridge, bass and composer (died 1758)
* 21 August - James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, illegitimate son of King James II (died 1734)
* 27 September - Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Baronet, Member of Parliament (died 1714)
* 4 December - John Aislabie, politician and director of the South Sea Company (died 1742)
* James Annesley, 3rd Earl of Anglesey, (died 1702)
* Laurence Echard, historian (died 1730)
* Sarah Fyge Egerton, poet (died 1723)
* Sir William Lowther, 1st Baronet (1670-1705), Member of Parliament (died 1705)
* Abigail Masham, Baroness Masham, royal favourire (died 1734)

Deaths

* 3 January - George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle, soldier (born 1608)
* 21 January - Claude Duval, highwayman (born 1643, France)
* 15 March - John Davenport, clergy (born 1597)
* 5 May - Sir Geoffrey Palmer, 1st Baronet, lawyer and politician (born 1598)
* 30 June - Princess Henrietta Anne Stuart (born 1644)
* 4 July - Christopher Hatton, 1st Baron Hatton, Royalist (born 1605)
* 16 September - William Penn, admiral (born 1621)
* 21 November - Sir Walter Yonge, 2nd Baronet, Member of Parliament (born c. 1625)
* Gilbert Mabbot, licenser of the press (born 1622)

References

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