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The Age of Souls John Carzello

The Age of Souls

John Carzello

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The year is 1488. King Henry VII re-examines the Papal Bulls of 1484 and 1488 from Pope Innocent VIII. The decrees basically state that any Catholic that does not believe in witches is a heretic.King Henry VII and Chancellor of England John MortonMoreThe year is 1488. King Henry VII re-examines the Papal Bulls of 1484 and 1488 from Pope Innocent VIII. The decrees basically state that any Catholic that does not believe in witches is a heretic.King Henry VII and Chancellor of England John Morton want assurances from the Vatican that England has full autonomy to conduct investigations into witchcraft and heresy. Henry Tudor firmly believes an overbearing Inquisition in England can be used against him by his enemies.The King has been told by his personal genealogist that he is directly related to the legendary King Arthur. His son Prince Arthur is the Tudor heir to the throne. At the same time, there are rumors that Merlin the sorcerer is whirling little balls of light into the crops that create these odd designs. The King is reluctant to unleash any new source of turmoil in his realm.Pope Innocent VIII is understanding of the Kings concerns and assigns an English Monsignor to Cologne, Germany to research the book, Hammer of Witches. Monsignor William Smith will interview the two Dominican Monks that co-authored the book. The book is a manual on how to conduct witch investigations and prosecutions.The young Monsignor Smith almost immediately is at odds with a Father Braun when he gets to Cologne, Germany.. This young German priest is a rising star of the Archdiocese of Cologne. Father Braun is determined to charge the Kessler family with witchcraft. Monsignor Smith believes the family is being targeted for reasons other than witchcraft.