Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
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- Samuel Daniel, Certaine Small Workes, the fourth collected edition of his works
- John Davies, Yehovah Summa Totalis; or, All in All, and, the Same for Ever; or, An Addition to Mirum in Modum
- Michael Drayton, The Legend of Great Cromwel
- Thomas Ford, Musicke of sundrie kindes
- Sir John Harington, translator (from the Latin of Johannes de Mediolano's Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum), The Englishmans Doctor; or, The Schole of Salerne
- Robert Jones, The First Set of Madrigals (verse and music)
- Gervase Markham, Rodomonths Infernall; or, The Divell Conquered, translated from Philippe Desportes' French translation of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso
- Samuel Rowlands:
- Democritus; or, Doctor Merry-man his Medicines, Against Melancholy Humors
- Diogines Lanthorne
- May – Sir Edward Dyer (born 1543), English courtier and poet
- c. May – Thomas Newton (born c. 1542), English physician, poet and translator
- June – Thomas Newton (born c. 1542), English physician, clergyman, poet, author and translator
- July 7 – Penelope Rich, Lady Rich (born 1563), English noblewoman, inspiration for Sir Philip Sidney's "Stella"
- September 18 – Abraham Fleming (born c. 1552), English poet, translator and antiquarian
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.