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This article covers British literature in the English language. Anglo-Saxon Old English literature is included, and there is some discussion of Latin and Anglo-Norman literature, where literature in these languages relate to the early development of the English language and literature. There is also some brief discussion of major figures who wrote in Scots , but the main discussion is in the various Scottish literature articles. The article Literature in the other languages of Britain focuses on the literatures written in the other languages that are, and have been, used in Britain. Irish writers have played an important part in the development of literature in England and Scotland , but though the whole of Ireland was politically part of the United Kingdom between January and December , it can be controversial to describe Irish literature as British.
We now present the ten best English writers who would have ensured England's place at the top of the literature league, even without and certainly the greatest English novelist and one of the most famous English women who ever lived.
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-offs and translations. - Here at No Sweat Shakespeare we have no doubt that William Shakespeare is by far the best writer in English literary history. It was no easy task as there have been so many English writers over the years, and the list ends up being very subjective.
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