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.
A little more vampire related history for you; back in the 1700s, around 1720 if you want to be specific, people had huge vampire concerns. They would get nervous, form a mob, dig up the most recent dead guy and see if they were a vampire. Using only superficial evidence, they would then behead, stake or whatever they felt they needed to do to keep the 'vampire' from getting out of the ground. The thing is, not only did some priests condone this, but they actually participated in the 'vampire' hunts and encouraged the behaviour. After things had calmed down in the mid to late 1700s, the Christian church denounced these priests and their actions. As far as I know, the church didn't actually do anything to punish these priests or anything.
Of course they didn't punish the priests. I mean, llok at today's treatment of priests: there was one that was a child molester and they let him go from one church to another several times before they decided "Oh, this might not be such a good idea."
The funny thing about that was they thought some corpses where vampires because of the puffed up bodies and blood-shot eyes, which gave the effect of having fed on blood. But those signs were more from decomposition and such. Lol.