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Surprising 7: Femmes fatales and the myths surrounding them

The cruelty of Elizabeth Báthory

The Countess was born in a noble family from Transylvania. She became known as the first female serial killer in history and is also referred to as Countess Dracula. Rumour has it that “she was bathing in the blood of virgins” and tortured servants for her own amusement.

Today historians think it unlikely that Elizabeth Báthory killed several hundreds of young women. They argue that she became the victim of a show trial.

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La comtesse sanglante : Elizabeth Bathory

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