1707 in Great Britain

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Events from the year 1707 in Great Britain, created on 1 May this year as a consequence of the 1706 Treaty of Union and its ratification by the 1707 Acts of Union.[1]






  • John Oldmixon, The Muses Mercury; or, The Monthly Miscellany, published monthly from January of this year to January 1708[7]

Poetry and songs[edit]

  • Samuel Cobb, Poems on Several Occasions[7]
  • Nahum Tate, The Triumph of Union[7]
  • Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, the first of many editions throughout the 18th century and afterward;[7] includes "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"[8]
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable the Late Earls of Rochester And Roscommon. With The Memoirs of the Life and Character of the late Earl of Rochester, in a Letter to the Dutchess of Mazarine. By Mons. St. Evremont, London: Printed & sold by B. Bragge; second edition in the same year, London: Printed for Edmund Curll (third edition, 1709)[9]


Births (from 1 May)[edit]

Deaths (from 1 May)[edit]


  1. ^ Hugh F. Kearney, The British Isles: a history of four nations (2006), p. 215
  2. ^ "Act of Union 1707". Parliament of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  3. ^ a b Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 291. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
  4. ^ Bowen, David (1973). Britain's Weather: its Workings, Lore and Forecasting. Newton Abbot: David & Charles.
  5. ^ Sweet, Rosemary (2004). Antiquaries: the Discovery of the Past in Eighteenth-Century Britain. London: Cambridge University Press. p. 84. ISBN 1-85285-309-3. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Icons, a portrait of England 1700-1750". Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  8. ^ Palmer, Alan & Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 205–206. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
  9. ^ Web page titled "John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647 – 1680)" at the Poetry Foundation website, retrieved April 11, 2009. Archived May 2, 2009, at WebCite 2009-05-02.