S BLACK (Catholic Priest 1539-1604)
CREATING Rev S BLACK
In every Town, Village or City the Church had a very strong influential
role in people's lives.
Seen as the soul of the people's spirituality and representative,
they where given a unique lawful power over the masses, which was
open to abuse and corruption fuelled by fear…the weapon the creation
of the Devil himself.
this Hamlet of Ludlow one particular family called the `Ace` family
where particularly influential in this creation.
Aces entered the priesthood here around the 13thC, amongst the family
members or relations one was accused of murder, one stole goods
from ships in Southampton and another went on a pilgrimage to Compostella
other unusual parsons did frequent this town but none in the same
league as the Ace family.
The main inspiration overall with the Rev Black character has been
what the church was hiding in its medieval representation and what
it truly at that time represented