Timeline of the 17th century

Timeline of the 17th century in Egland

Events

Act of Settlement

1701

Steam engine invented

Approx. 1712

Peace of Utrecht

1713

With the peace of Utrecht there is the division of the Spanish territories

George I 's Kingship

1714 - 1727

First attempt of the Jacobites

1715

Transportation Act

1718

The "Transportation Act" introduced penal transportation

British convicts start being transported to penal colonies overseas

1718 - 1776

Over 50,000 convicts were transported to Virginia and Maryland in the modern United States

Sir Robert Walpole become the first prime minister

1721

Period of peace with the Whigs Government

1721 - 1742

George II 's Kingship

1727 - 1760

Second attempt of the Jacobites

1745