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As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century lasted from 1501 to 1600. It is regarded by historians as the century in which the rise of the West occurred.
Mental Illness in Fiction - Before the 21st Century
YA & MG Fiction set in 16th & 17th century North America
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“ No matter who you were in sixteenth-century Europe, you could be sure of two things: you would be lucky to reach fifty years of age, and you could expect a life of discomfort and pain. Old age tires the body by thirty-five, Erasmus lamented, but half the population did not live beyond the age of twenty. There were doctors and there was medicine, but there does not seem to have been a great deal of healing. Anyone who could afford to seek a doctor's aid did so eagerly, but the doctor was as likel ...more ”
“ TAMBURLAINE. [to BAJAZETH] Soft sir, you must be dieted, too much eating will make you surfeit. THERIDAMAS. So it would my lord, specially having so smal a walke, and so litle exercise. ”