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Literature of England

Summary
English literature The literature of England is literature written in what is now England, or by English writers. It consists mainly of English literature - i.e. literature written in the English language - but there are important examples of literature from England written in other languages. Anglo-Latin literature Anglo-Latin literature This consists of a number of principally ecclesiastical and historical works, spanning a period of over a thousand years. Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum is a notable example. Several more recent examples exist of English works written originally in Latin: Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More, for example, and New Atlantis, a utopian narrative by Sir Francis Bacon, published in Latin (as Nova Atlantis) in 1624 and in English in 1627. Sir Isaac Newton also produced the Principia, among other works, in Latin. Anglo-Norman literature Anglo-Norman literature This consists of medieval literature in the Anglo-Norman tongue, an
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