1586 in literature
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- Francis Bacon takes a new seat as MP in the Parliament of England, that of Taunton.
- Oxford University Press is recognised by decree of the Star Chamber in England.
- Caesar Baronius - Roman martyrology (new edition)
- William Camden - Britannia
- Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert - Zedekunst ("Art of Ethics")
- Robert Greene - Morando, the Tritameron of Love (pt. 2)
- John Knox - Historie of the Reformatioun of Religioun within the Realms of Scotland
- John Lyly - Pappe with an hatchet, alias a figge for my Godsonne
- Jerónimo Osório - De rebus Emmanuelis
- George Puttenham (attr.) - The Arte of English Poesie
- Luis Barahona de Soto - Primera parte de la Angélica
- George Whetstone - English Myrror
- Anonymous - Locrine (estimated date of writing)
- Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe - Dido, Queen of Carthage (estimated date of writing)
See also 1586 in poetry
- February 24 - Matthias Faber, German religious writer (died 1653)
- ?April - John Ford, dramatist (died c. 1640)
- date unknown
- March 20 - Richard Maitland, Scottish statesman and historian (born 1496)
- April 8 - Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran theologian (born 1522)
- June 1 - Martín de Azpilcueta, Spanish theologian (born 1491)
- June 28 - Primož Trubar, author of the first printed book in the Slovenian language (born 1508)
- August 1 - Richard Maitland, Scottish poet (born 1496)
- September 20 - Chidiock Tichborne, poet (executed for suspected involvement in the Babington Plot) (born 1558)
- October 17 - Sir Philip Sidney, poet and critic (of wounds received at the Battle of Zutphen) (born 1554)
- date unknown
- Carter, Harry (1975). A History of the Oxford University Press. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 17–22.
- Shakespeare, William and others (2013). Collaborative Plays. The RSC Shakespeare. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-27144-0.
- Birley, Robert (1962). "William Warner, Albions England". Sunk Without Trace: some forgotten masterpieces reconsidered. London: Rupert Hart-Davis. pp. 11–39.