English Renaissance (1500–1660) After William Caxton introduced the printing press in England in 1476, vernacular literature flourished.The Reformation inspired the production of a vernacular liturgy which led to the Book of Common Prayer (1549), a lasting influence on literary language. The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th to the 17th century. It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that is usually regarded as beginning […]