Hi all. I have an idea for a novel I'm starting, and I want it to begin with something that took place in an earlier time (I'm not even sure which time period, but maybe between the 1500's and 1700's AD). I'm trying to research certain places in Europe and various things they would have had and how they dressed, but I'm confused as to how to use language in this scene. The scene is about a leader of a clan of religious fanatics who are performing a ritual, and the leader fears the members of his group are straying to Christianity or some other religious group. I'm just not sure how I should write the dialogue between the people and also the narrative. Should I try to use language of that time (the people probably weren't even English speaking in the region I'd like this to take place in - I'm thinking somewhere in Sweden or Norway - for specific reasons) or just use modern language? I guess it won't feel real if I use modern language, but I don't know how they'd phrase things in that era in that region. Perhaps I should look up some literature of that era and region? Any suggestions?