1715 in Great Britain

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Events from the year 1715 in Great Britain.




  • The Septennial Act extends the maximum duration of Parliaments from three years to seven (in effect from 1716 to 2011).[8]
  • Colen Campbell begins publication of his pattern book Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect.
  • Elizabeth Elstob publishes the first grammar of Old English, The Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue, first given in English; with an apology for the study of northern antiquities.




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  4. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  5. ^ "Trading Places: Old Dock History". Liverpool Museums. Archived from the original on 24 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  6. ^ "Liverpool: The docks". A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4. British History Online. 1911. pp. 41–43. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  7. ^ Boden, Anthony (2007). "Three Choirs: A History of the Festival". Three Choirs Festival. Archived from the original on 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Septennial Act". UK Statute Law Database. Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 

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