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Countess Elizabeth Bathory

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures*Includes historic accounts of the Countess' life and crimes*Includes footnotes, online resources, and a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents"She didn't fear death because inside herself, she didn't conceive it as a common destiny, although she had seen it several times, although it had upset her so many times. Death is what happens to others, to the weak ones, she might have thought in her delirious blindness. As far as the physical pains and punishments were concerned, these had been exciting her ever since she was a child." - Javier Garcia Sanchez, Contesa Dracula Erzs�bet B�thoryThe legends of vampires like Dracula have generated massive interest throughout time. Indeed, the story of a man (in some versions a very handsome, dashing man), who feeds on the blood of virgins in order to survive, and who walks the earth only at night, has been revived throughout the centuries in different forms. However, one famous tale that has been lost among the legends is the story of a female Dracula, an educated woman from a well-known family of 16th century Hungary who was so afraid to lose her beauty and young looks that she engaged in dangerous practices, combining witchcraft with exsanguination.Countess Elizabeth B�thory is this female Dracula. She is said to have drained the blood of approximately 600 young women, in order to drink it, spread it all over her body as a nurturing blend, or simply to bathe in it. Her preferences for such practices can be explained by several factors, including the practices of the time as far as torture was concerned, her genetic heritage, personal madness, and the fear of fading beauty. Despite the general impression that B�thory was exsanguinating these girls and bathing in their blood, it appears that she did much more. Sources indicate that most of the girls had been beaten, tortured, and even forced into particular sexual activities. Regardless, her attempts to do anything to keep her beauty apparently went for naught, because upon her death, B�thory was no longer the beautiful and young woman she desired to be. In essence, it seems that all her criminal efforts had been in vain.Based on her behavior and the reactions to it throughout time, it is virtually impossible to set Erzs�bet B�thory in a character typology. On one hand, she could be considered a bored wife left alone by her husband for long periods of time, time that she used to develop passions for same-sex relations and an acute interest in inflicting pain on her victims. She might be seen as a mentally unstable person who found great joy in torturing others. Perhaps most disturbing of all, there's a possibility that the countess was a common character within the nobility of the 16th century who was acting normally based on the customs and norms of her era. Adding to the mystery of the story is that historical records are still mostly inaccessible because of the language barriers (most historical sources are in Hungarian). As a result, researchers interested in her life story and history usually rely on a limited number of available sources, such as biographies, articles, published letters said to have belonged to her, and scholarly articles on the topic.Countess Elizabeth Bathory: The Life and Legacy of History's Most Prolific Female Serial Killer details the mysterious and sordid history of one of the world's first and worst serial killers. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Countess Bathory like never before, in no time at all.
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The Countess

Author : Rebecca Johns
ISBN : 9780307588470
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Was the “Blood Countess” history’s first and perhaps worst female serial killer? Or did her accusers create a violent fiction in order to remove this beautiful, intelligent, ambitious foe from the male-dominated world of Hungarian politics? In 1611, Countess Erzsébet Báthory, a powerful Hungarian noblewoman, stood helpless as masons walled her inside her castle tower, dooming her to spend her final years in solitary confinement. Her crime: the gruesome murders of dozens of female servants, mostly young girls tortured to death for displeasing their ruthless mistress. Her opponents painted her as a bloodthirsty škrata—a witch—a portrayal that would expand to grotesque proportions through the centuries. In this riveting dramatization of Erzsébet Báthory’s life, the countess tells her story in her own words, writing to her only son—a final reckoning from his mother in an attempt to reveal the truth behind her downfall. Countess Báthory describes her upbringing in one of the most powerful noble houses in Hungary, recounting in loving detail her devotion to her parents and siblings as well as the heartbreak of losing her father at a young age. She soon discovers the price of being a woman in sixteenth-century Hungary as her mother arranges her marriage to Ferenc Nádasdy, a union made with the cold calculation of a financial transaction. Young Erzsébet knows she has no choice but to accept this marriage even as she laments its loveless nature and ultimately turns to the illicit affections of another man. Seemingly resigned to a marriage of convenience and a life of surreptitious pleasure, the countess surprises even herself as she ignites a marital spark with Ferenc through the most unromantic of acts: the violent punishment of an insolent female servant. The event shows Ferenc that his wife is no trophy but a strong, determined woman more than capable of managing their vast estates during Ferenc’s extensive military campaigns against the Turks. Her naked assertion of power accomplishes what her famed beauty could not: capturing the love of her husband. The countess embraces this new role of loving wife and mother, doing everything she can to expand her husband’s power and secure her family’s future. But a darker side surfaces as Countess Báthory’s demand for virtue, obedience, and, above all, respect from her servants takes a sinister turn. What emerges is not only a disturbing, unflinching portrait of the deeds that gave Báthory the moniker “Blood Countess,” but an intimate look at the woman who became a monster.
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Elizabeth Bathory

Author : James Oliver
ISBN : 1541054857
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Was Elizabeth Bathory a Monster? Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Order Now! Do you know the story of the Countess? Were you fascinated by Lady Gaga's recent depiction of Elizabeth Bathory in "American Horror Story"? Would you like to know more about this controversial historical figure? If so, Countess Elizabeth Bathory: The Life and Legacy of History's Most Prolific Female Serial Killer is the book for you. It explains the life and times of this powerful woman - and how she came to be accuses of so many heinous crimes. You'll gain access to a variety of historical versions, perspectives, and accounts of her life - some of which paint her as a villain-and others as a victim! Countess Elizabeth Bathory: The Life and Legacy of History's Most Prolific Female Serial Killer is available for Download Now. Was Elizabeth a victim of her family's abuse - and her husband? Can her foul acts be explained by the horrors she witnessed as a girl and experienced as a teenager? No one can say for sure which tales are true and which were fabricated by her political opponents. Perhaps later storytellers have embellished this horrifying tale - which is still popular today! Whatever the truth of the story, Countess Elizabeth Bathory: The Life and Legacy of History's Most Prolific Female Serial Killer is an essential piece of the puzzle. Read this book and decide for yourself! In this book, you'll even discover a useful time line of Elizabeth's life and fall from grace. Download Now for Instant Reading by Scrolling Up and Clicking the "Buy" Button. Happy Reading and Good Luck!
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The Bloody Countess

Author : Valentine Penrose
ISBN : 9781909923423
Genre : History
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Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsebet Bathory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman’s blood could satisfy her urges. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathological necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood-drinking, cannibalism and wholesale slaughter. These years, at the latter end of the 16th century, witnessed a reign of cruelty unsurpassed in the annals of mass murder, with the Countess’ depredations on the virgin girls of the Carpathians leading to some 650 deaths. Her many castles were equipped with chambers where she would hideously torture and mutilate her victims; hundreds of girls were killed and processed for the ultimate, youth-giving ritual: the bath of blood. The Bloody Countess is Valentine Penrose’s true, disturbing case history of a female psychopath, a chillingly lyrical account beautifully translated by Alexander Trocchi (author of Cain’s Book), which has an unequalled power to evoke the decadent melancholy of doomed, delinquent aristocracy in a dark age of superstition.
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Immortal Legacy

Author : Lynn Blocker
ISBN : 1466386177
Genre : Fiction
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'REVISED EDITION' Imagine a world where the evil of the Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory is able to ultimately escape the clutches of mortality as she is reborn into an immortal entity of the most evil and sinister proportions. Imagine a world where she is free to unleash the horrors of her past depravities upon the unsuspecting world of humankind once again, unhindered, or so she believes. Gregor, a naive sorcerer's apprentice, has unwittingly resurrected the Countess who now lurks through the obscured alleyways and shadowy corners of Hungary with her consort. Once again, she stalks her prey only to be seduced by the cunning Soul Eaters, considered the most malevolent and ancient of all evils to ever walk the face of the Earth. Gregor now desperately searches for help to end Elizabeth's reign of terror. He seeks the aid of Dr. Abigail Redman, a young and ambitious virologist working for the CDC, who struggles with her own troubled past. The two team up with Father Philippe Gustave, her spiritual advisor, and Herman, the fallen immortal monk and author of The Devil's Bible. These few heroes are the only people standing between the Soul Eaters and the fall of humankind. Their fight against evil becomes their immortal legacy. This fast-paced, gripping thriller merges the legendary, horrific exploits of the Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Hungary, with the history of humankind. Starting with Eve's first adulterous copulation with the serpent Devil in the Garden of Eden, this immortal legacy finally links the bloodlines of their immortal spawn, Cain, to the author of The Devil's Bible, and to the very first vampires. Who will emerge triumphant and victorious in the epic battle of the immortals as they fight, not only amongst themselves, but also with the battle they must face against God's servants?
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Bathory

Author : A. Mordeaux
ISBN : 1439201749
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She has been called the most notorious murderess of the ages, accused of torturing and killing over 600 people. Mysterious, sadistic Elizabeth Bathory tells her life story in this captivating novel.
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Elizabeth Bathory A Memoire

Author : Kimberly Craft
ISBN : 1463678479
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Accused of having murdered hundreds of her servants, Countess Elizabeth Báthory was walled alive in her castle until she died. Years later, desperate to know the truth behind his infamous mother's crimes, young Count Paul seeks out the only man still alive who can tell her story: Countess Báthory's court master and confidante, Benedict Deseö. However, revealing the truth could destroy the old man's sanity and, very possibly, ruin the family reputation which the count so desperately wishes to preserve. Using real names and places, this historic novella tells the behind-the-scenes story of what happened to Countess Báthory, including her own personal torture, the rage and fear that drove her to murder her servant girls, and a gothic tale of undying love.
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The Private Letters Of Countess Erzs Bet B Thory

Author : Kimberly L. Craft
ISBN : 1461066778
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this book, readers are given a rare glimpse into the life of Hungary's most controversial noblewoman, Countess Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Báthory. Over 40 letters and documents, many of which have been recently discovered and translated, are presented here for the first time in English. Read the private letters Lady Báthory sent in secret to fellow nobility, learn how she administered her estates, and experience life as she knew it. Historical background is provided as well as biographical material. This book is an excellent resource for the Báthory scholar and enthusiast who is looking for new and factual information on the so-called Infamous lady.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Blood Countess Lady Slayers

Author : Lana Popovic
ISBN : 9781683356431
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula In 17th century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth BaÌ?thory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, she’s vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants’ quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. It’s not long before Anna falls completely under the Countess’s spell—and the Countess takes full advantage. Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancé, Anna realizes she’s not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows it’s only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her, too.
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Born Again

Author : Roger Smith
ISBN : 1520937652
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Leo Johnson, one of the greatest minds and a billionaire in the modern era, year 2035, has everything in his life except true love. Stella is an innocent, bright young girl, who is Leo's best friend but also madly in love with him. When they come across the most powerful witch that ever lived, who has used her power to provoke and seduce powerful men for many centuries, their lives take a thrilling and a terrifying turn. A story of love vs. lust, innocence vs. power--will true love find its way?: Genre Fiction: Horror, Dark Psychological Thriller, Horror, Suspense Mystery, Suspense Mystery, Serial Killer
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Infamous Lady

Author : Kimberly L. Craft
ISBN : 1449513441
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography explores the life of the 16th-century "Blood Countess" of Hungary, Erzsébet Báthory. Reputed to be both a vampire and the world's worst female serial killer, she allegedly bathed in the blood of her 650 victims. Based on newly-found source material, translated into English for the first time, this book explores the actual life and trial of Countess Báthory, through letters, documents, and trial transcripts.
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The Most Notorious Serial Killers In History

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1544234317
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading The legends of vampires like Dracula have generated massive interest throughout time. Indeed, the story of a man (in some versions a very handsome, dashing man), who feeds on the blood of virgins in order to survive, and who walks the earth only at night, has been revived throughout the centuries in different forms. However, one famous tale that has been lost among the legends is the story of a female Dracula, an educated woman from a well-known family of 16th century Hungary who was so afraid to lose her beauty and young looks that she engaged in dangerous practices, combining witchcraft with exsanguination. Countess Elizabeth Bathory is this female Dracula. She is said to have drained the blood of approximately 600 young women, in order to drink it, spread it all over her body as a nurturing blend, or simply to bathe in it. There have been a countless number of serial killers throughout history, and certainly more prolific ones, but the timing, circumstances, and unsolved nature of the case continue to make Jack the Ripper the most famous serial killer in history. The murders came at a time when media coverage could be both more acute and more widespread, and it allowed the public a closer look into how police agencies operated at the time, exposing both their strengths and shortcomings. Around the same time the Zodiac Killer was murdering people on the West Coast, the Son of Sam terrorized New York City in much the same way by killing at random and writing letters to the police. Serial killers often use a set pattern and/or rituals as part of their modus operandi, so in that regard the actions of the Zodiac Killer didn't exactly distinguish him from other serial killers. The main difference, of course, is that most serial killers are caught, including the Son of Sam (David Berkowitz), while the Zodiac Killer's identity remains an unsolved mystery. By both remaining unidentified and leaving seemingly tantalizing clues in his writing, the Zodiac Killer ensured his notorious legacy in American history, much the same way the attempt to identify Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate people across the world today. For most people, Ted Bundy is the quintessential serial killer - a good-looking, highly intelligent man who used his charm to lure an untold number of women to their deaths. In fact, as the judge announced his death sentence, he noted Bundy's intellect and mused that he would have enjoyed hearing Bundy try a case before him had he remained simply the genius law student he had once been. Bundy, of course, ended up choosing a far different path, going on a historic crime spree during the 1970s so prolific that estimates of his kill count vary by dozens, a debate Bundy was only too happy to stoke. On one occasion, when the FBI estimated he was responsible for 3 dozen murders, Bundy replied, "Add one digit to that, and you'll have it." On another occasion, he claimed the estimate of 3 dozen was close to accurate. The case of the Boston Strangler is as confusing and mystifying as it is terrifying. In fact, the mythology and debate lingering over the crime spree only heightened when Albert DeSalvo confessed to the crimes, provided both accurate and inaccurate details about some of them, and had his DNA tied to several of the crime scenes. However, before DeSalvo himself was murdered by an unknown assailant in jail in 1973, he had recanted his confession, and ultimately, he was never tried for the murders in Boston. 50 years after the Boston Strangler stopped killing, investigators and amateurs alike are still debating the very messy and all too real 18 month reign of terror that gripped the city of Boston in the early 1960s and haunts many to this day.
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Spark

Author : Cindy Little
ISBN : 1629895571
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In the sleepy little town of Independence, Texas college students are dying in grisly ways; their bodies gutted and torn to pieces. Through an experiment with a Van de Graaff generator, a creature known as a pricolici is accidentally summoned from the grave by paranormal investigator Dr. Simone Brimlow. With help from her investigation team and folklore expert Dr. Neil Stanton, she must stop this killer before more lives are lost. Her quest will take her from new and innovative scientific methods for calling forth the dead, to the ancient torture chambers of the infamous Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, to a final face-to-face encounter with a monster who forces her to confront internal terrors of her own.
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The Blood Countess

Author : Andrei Codrescu
ISBN : 9781504015264
Genre : Fiction
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A “brilliant” novel of Elizabeth Bathory, the notorious sixteenth-century Hungarian aristocrat who bathed in the blood of virgins (St. Petersburg Times). Turmoil reigns in post-Soviet Hungary when journalist Drake Bathory-Kereshtur returns from America to grapple with his family history. He’s haunted by the legacy of his ancestor, the notorious sixteenth-century Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is said to have murdered more than 650 young virgins and bathed in their blood to preserve her youth. Interweaving past and present, The Blood Countess tells the stories of Elizabeth’s debauched and murderous reign and Drake’s fascination with the eternal clashes of faith and power, violence and beauty. Codrescu traces the captivating origins of the countess’s obsessions in tandem with the emerging political fervor of the reporter, building the narratives into an unforgettable, bloody crescendo. Taut and intense, The Blood Countess is a riveting novel that deftly straddles the genres of historical fiction, thriller, horror, and family drama.
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Weekly World News

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.
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Dracula Was A Woman

Author : Raymond T. McNally
ISBN : UVA:X000508959
Genre : Social Science
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An unusual investigation into the bizarre life of Elizabeth Bathory, a wealthy and influential seventeenth-century countess in Eastern Europe who was accused of witchcraft, murder, and brutality
Category: Social Science

Legends Monsters Or Serial Murderers

Author : Dirk C. Gibson
ISBN : 9780313397585
Genre : Social Science
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Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.
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Elizabeth B Thory Vampire Witch Or Serial Killer

Author : Jane Jude
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Countess Elizabeth Báthory was from one of the most important Hungarian families that provided a Transylvanian prince and a king of Hungary and Poland. The legend says Elizabeth used to have a bath in blood of the girls to keep her body and soul young and has been named a witch or vampire for this. Considered the most prolific female serial killer, she received the nicknames "The Tiger of Csejte", "Countess Dracula" or "The Blood Countess". The Blood Countess has fascinated the public since her arrest in 1610. Her story took an extra dimension, experienced through the 1960s and 1970s with the publication of several movies and books about her. We actually know little about her crimes.The overall tendency in contemporary history concludes that her guilt might have been exaggerated. Truth be told, she could have been the victim of rival nobles who wanted to take her properties. However, she remains one of the most infamous murderers.
Category: History

Bathory

Author : Moynan King
ISBN : 1896647367
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Bathed In Blood

Author : Alex Archer
ISBN : 9780373621736
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Fascinated by the story of Elizabeth Bathory, one of the most infamous serial killers who was believed to have murdered 650 young women for their blood, archaeologist Annja Creed, while visiting a small Slovakian town, investigates the disappearance of 20 young women as rumors of vampirism run rampant. Original.
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