year is 1000AD. All Europe had sunk into a period of brutality.
The Middle Ages, the dark
ages, were a time when ordinary people lived
their daily lives against a background of stark terror.
Church spread and reinforced old superstitions, among them belief
in witchcraft, for its own ends.
chosen instrument was the Inquisition.
judges struck fear
and trembling into the simple, uneducated souls in their charge.
church members, and members of the Inquisition itself,
used their power for their own personal benefit and pleasure.
They confiscated private
estates and murdered their opponents.
cruel, despotic men also used their power for the gratification of
their own sexual needs. In the name of the Lord all pleasures were