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.
@Fang Shinobi: It seems to be her nature. She is gloomy/pessimistic. Bernadette just soaked up the abuse back at Lord Wellesley's place. Now that Angela's "treatment" is wearing off, she is back to her old doom & gloom self.