1628 in literature
This article is a summary of the literary events and publications of 1628.
- July 29 (Tuesday) – The King's Men perform Henry VIII at the Globe Theatre, London. George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham is in the audience, but leaves after watching the play's Duke of Buckingham beheaded. The character is based on the historical Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, who had been executed for treason in 1521. Villiers is assassinated less than a month later.
- Ten-year-old Abraham Cowley produces his Tragicall History of Piramus and Thisbe.
- St John's College Old Library, Cambridge, opens.
- Robert Arnauld d'Andilly – Stances pour Jésus-Christ
- John Clavell – A Recantation of an Ill Led Life
- Sir John Coke – The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England, or, a Commentary upon Littleton
- Thomas Dekker – Wars, Wars, Wars
- John Earle, Bishop of Salisbury – Microcosmographie
- Nicolas des Escuteaux – Les jaloux desdains de Chrysis
- Thomas Hobbes – translation of Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War
- Samuel Przypkowski – Dissertatio de pace
- George Wither – Britain's Remembrancer
- February – Christopher Brooke, English poet, lawyer and politician (date of birth unknown)
- February 5 (burial) – Christopher Middleton, English poet and translator (born c. 1560)
- March 23 – Robert Daborne, English dramatist (born c. 1580)
- October 16 – François de Malherbe, French poet and critic (born 1555)
- Unknown date – Edward Allde, English printer (date of birth unknown)
- Probable year of death – Nicolas des Escuteaux, French novelist (born c. 1570)
- Pafford, John, ed. John Clavell, 1601-43: Highwayman, Author, Lawyer and Doctor—with a reprint Of his poem, A Recantation of an Ill Led Life, 1634. Oxford: Leopard’s Head PL, 1993: 48
- Wars,+Wars,+Wars'+dekker&source=bl&ots=SZ95_5EZg2&sig=jM4HkMoAM4_tkBv26qbG6MwNwDQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAmoVChMI_Ir3oKu1yAIVSL4UCh2jhAr2#v=onepage&q=Wars%2C%20Wars%2C%20Wars'%20dekker&f=false Preface to Old Fortunatus: a play. 1904 ed. by Oliphant Smeaton. Accessed 9 October 2015