1589 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1589.


  • January – The Children of Paul's perform twice at the English royal court during the first two weeks of the year.
  • March – Marprelate Controversy: Bishop Thomas Cooper's Admonition prompts Marprelate's response in the form of a tract entitled Hay any Worke for Cooper.
  • July – John Penry's printing press produces two tracts purporting to be by sons of Martin Marprelate, but probably by Martin himself: Theses Martinianae by "Martin Junior", and The Just Censure of Martin Junior by "Martin Senior".

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  1. ^ Jane Anger her protection for women, to defend them against the scandalous reportes of a late surfeiting lover, and all other like venerians that complaine so to bee overcloyed with women's kindnesse
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Endymion (2012). Chinese History: A New Manual. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center. p. 413. ISBN 9780674067158.