The English Renaissance is very different from the french and Italian Renaissance. The Renaissance in England began much later than they did in Italy. In England the renaissance was more focus and literary movement than architecture and arts. During the Renaissance in England which began in the middle of the 16th century the Elizabethan and Jacobean style were very popular it incorporated a classical look while still retaining a medieval form. It is thanks to Inigo Jones that they moved more toward a pure classical style.