1810 England, the height of the Napoleonic wars. It was thought that humans walked the path of enlightenment leaving monsters and dark things behind. However, those monsters and night stalkers merely hide in the darkness, as a young maid, Bernadette, soon finds out.
@Midnight_Cat: He's known as the 'millennium earl' and the 'thousand-year alchemist' for a reason. Those were actual things he himself as well as others called him. People today have even claimed to have met him.