The Blood Countess
History's Most Murderous Villains
Sixteenth-century Hungarian noblewoman Elizabeth Báthory became known as the Blood Countess after being accused of torturing and killing numerous young women. She was never convicted of these crimes, but accounts of her life became intertwined with bloody folklore. Some say she bathed in her victims’ blood to stay young! This gripping biography relates the fascinating facts and the gruesome and grisly tales that hound this woman’s legacy. Sidebars, fact boxes, and photographs and illustrations provide more information about Báthory as well as the time in which she lived.