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Elizabeth Báthory – The Blood Countess

Scary Gals month continues on the podcast! Katie brings us the ghoulish tale of The Blood Countess. Did this Hungarian noblewoman really hold the Guinness World Record for the number of murders or was it the patriarchy?  Also we learn about Leah’s loyalty in a murder scene.

With Live Zoom video!

Show Notes

  • We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our silly and beautiful faces!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, and Klaire Lockhart.
  • Bonnie already talked about Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira.
  • Get to know you question: If someone you loved commited a gruesome murder would help them cover it up?
  • “Thing of court” – Leah
  • Guessing game!
  • Guinness World Records for “The most prolific female murderer and the most prolific murderer of the western world”
  • Nicknamed “The Blood Countess”
  • Born in 1560 in Hungary
  • Landowner and slaveowner
  • Marriage at 15 years old
  • Her crimes and torture
  • Bath of virgin blood – to remain young
  • What was wrong with her?
  • Husband passed away in 1604
  • Her portrait was lost for a while
  • Was she framed for this?
  • Arrested in 1610
  • The family just locked her away in a castle
  • Elizabeth died in 1614
  • Protestants and Calvinists
  • Elizabeth was the caring medic of the village at the time
  • Did she inspire the Dracula story?
  • Husband took her last name when they married
  • Witch trials
  • 1612 England’s Pendle Witch Trials (Wikipedia)
  • Salem Witch Trials 1693 (Wikipedia)
  • Thoughts on murderer or framed?
  • Side story of Bonnie’s dating question



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