[the Abbot and the villagers prepare to burn Rachel at the stake for witchcraft]
Sir Thomas Grey : Stop! Her death will not bring back the life of the cook or my son's health or your crops.
Abbott : If she lives, all blights and plagues will be cast upon us!
Sir Thomas Grey : We suffered blights and plagues before this woman came to our land and there'll be others after she's gone. I, more than anyone, have the most to lose if this woman is a witch... and I say she is not.
Abbott : She has been charged by Holy Mother Church and found guilty! Who amongst you here challenge the authority of the church?
Friar : I do!