The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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Can anyone describe the setting (time, location, culture, etc.) of the book The Princess Bride? I'm confused, and I need to write a report on the book, not the movie. Where is Florin located? What time period is this? What is Florin's culture? What's the different levels of society there? In addition, the local fashion and climate of Florin? I got the time (sort of), the location, but that's it. Can anyone please help me answer these questions? Thank you.

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We are told that Florin is somewhere between where Germany and Sweden "would eventually settle."  But somehow this is in a time before Europe existed (but after Paris already exists).  So I think that the...

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