- 1774 in Great Britain
Events from the year
1774in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister -
Frederick North, Lord North, Tory
2 January- The Society of Antiquaries open the coffin of King Edward I and discover that his body has been perfectly preserved for 467 years. [cite book|title=The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|publisher=D. Appleton & co|author=Joel Munsell|year=1858]
31 March- American Revolutionary War: Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusettsclosed in the Boston Port Act.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=328]
2 June- Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to let British soldiers into their homes, is reenacted.
22 June- Quebec Actpassed setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebecin British North America.
1 August- Independent discovery of Oxygenby Joseph Priestley. ["Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air" Priestley 1775]
4 October- A highwaymanrobs Prime Minister Frederick North, Lord Northnear Chiswick.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 226-227|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
Luke Hansardbegins printing the transcripts of parliamentary debates.
* Methodist founder
John Wesley's pamphlet "Thoughts Upon Slavery" arguing against the slave trade. [cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/launch_tl_british.shtml|title=BBC History British History Timeline|accessdate=2007-09-03]
29 January- Olinthus Gregory, mathematician (died 1841)
24 February- Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge(died 1850)
16 March- Captain Matthew Flinders, explorer (died 1814)
12 August- Robert Southey, poet and biographer (died 1843)
Edward Baines, newspaper-proprietor and politician (died 1848)
Arthur Thistlewood, conspirator (died 1820)
1 July- Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, statesman (born 1705)
14 July- James O'Hara, 2nd Baron Tyrawley, field marshal (born 1682)
22 November- Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, general and statesman (suicide, born 1725)
25 November- Henry Baker, naturalist (born 1698)
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