16th Century

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.

A Column of Fire (Kingsbridge, #3)
Three Sisters, Three Queens (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #8)
Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo
Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen (Six Tudor Queens, #3)
The Burning Chambers
Fools and Mortals
The Vatican Princess: A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia
The Private Lives of the Tudors
Lamentation (Matthew Shardlake, #6)
Katherine of Aragón: The True Queen (Six Tudor Queens, #1)
The Taming of the Queen (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #11)
The Last Tudor (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #14)
In the Name of the Family
Murder by Misrule (Francis Bacon Mystery #1)
The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Prince
Wolf Hall
The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9)
Much Ado About Nothing
The Merchant of Venice
Julius Caesar
Bring Up the Bodies
The Taming of the Shrew
Dr. Faustus
The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #10)
Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1)
The Wild Queen by Carolyn MeyerMary, Queen of Scots by Kathryn LaskySpy for the Queen of Scots by Theresa BreslinThe Prophecy by Lily BlakeQueen's Own Fool by Jane Yolen
Mary, Teen of Scots
18 books — 9 voters
Maid of Secrets by Jennifer  McGowanWarped by Maurissa GuibordThe Fool's Girl by Celia ReesThe King's Rose by Alisa M. LibbyThe Wild Queen by Carolyn Meyer
Young Adult Renaissance
83 books — 11 voters

Sexuality and Its Impact on History by Hunter S. JonesAs You Like It by William ShakespeareTwelfth Night by William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareThe Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England by Kathy Lynn Emerson
Tudor Era 1485 and 1603
21 books — 5 voters
Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's Dream by William ShakespeareThe Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliMuch Ado About Nothing by William ShakespeareThe Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
Best Books of the 16th Century
99 books — 470 voters

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Philip Ball
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
Philip Ball, The Devil's Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science

Christopher Marlowe
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.
Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine

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