Ah yes, a time when a group of christians were literally forced across the globe by their christian brothers with threats of imprisonment and death, all because of slight doctrinal differences. A time when those dissenting christians without the opportunity to travel half way around the world were put into prisons and tortured. A time when plagues, for which no treatments or cures where known, were thought to be the wrath of God. A time when people were so moral that the European continent was in a state of perpetual war. They were truly blessed with decimated families (from plague, infant motality, etc.), overcrowded prisons (all those damn jews, muslims, and rowdy christians), depraved and violent sickness rotting their cities (no sewer, plague victims, the corpses of state-executed dissidents) and an astronomical mountain of crippling imperial debt so high that the taxes their kings were forced to levy caused revolutions. (I'll continue: a time when women were second-class citizens with no control of their lives and the average male was little better, when slavery was an established institution, a time when mental illness was thought of as demon possession, or when the states had so much power that what are today personal matters---adultery, homosexuality, etc.---were crimes.)
See how fun making up hyperbolic horse shit can be?
ps. where do I sign up to go back to 1600? Now that I think about it, it sounds great.