, broke out amongst troops in Italy and rapidly spread across Europe, reaching England and Holland in 1496. In 1500 there was an epidemic of syphilis across Europe and in 1505 it reached China., Lemnius, Reginald Scotus and Johannes Weyer (1515- 1588).Through hearing holy sermons and books, she "ever increased in contemplation and holy meditation, but learnt through divine visits to her during and after "cursed thoughts" and "pain" that "every good thought is the speech of God". Though probably not insane, as earlier historians used to believe, he may have suffered from what modern psychologists would call a "personality disorder"" came upon a crowd harassing a "madman." Wealthy citizens, led by Lorenzo Salom, responded to a sermon calling for a hospital for the insane.
However, one very necessary one is lacking, that is, a hospital or house where the innocent and frenzied would be drawn together because many poor, innocent and frenzied people wander through this city.
They suffer great hardships of hunger and cold and harm, because due to their innocence and rage, they do not know how to earn their living nor ask for the maintenance they need for their living.
Therefore, they sleep in the streets and die from hunger and cold and many evil persons, who do not have God in their conscience hurt them and point to where they are sleeping, they injury and kill and abuse some innocent women.
This house is of uncertain origin and may have been much older than the one in Tower Street ward.
which shows how she went "out of her mind" after childbirth, was bound in a storeroom to prevent her from self-harm, suspected of demonic possession, but escaped burning, had visions of angels and visions of men's sexual parts and was seen as both holy and heretic. "Richard was said to have been tall, good-looking and intelligent.