Intellectual and Religious Life

  1. Describe the four elements thought to compose the universe.
  2. Describe the four humours and their relationship to personality.
  3. What was the relationships between humours and illnesses.
  4. What type of medicine was administered and by whom was it dispensed during this time period?
  5. Describe the religious climate during this time.
  6. What was considered to be the center of the universe at this time?  Who controlled it?
  7. Describe the hierarchy of beings or "chain of beings"  believed in by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Science and Health