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Infamous Lady kindle  342 pages Download É This biography explores the life of the 16th century Blood Countess of Hungary Erzsebet Bathory 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 firstThis biography explores the life of the 16th century Blood Countess of Hungary Erzsebet Bathory Reputed to be both a vampire and the worl I had heard a lot about Elizabeth Bathory from friends and have been on a uest to find a decent biography There seems to be a lot of fiction written about her but very little factual well researched material I understand it's because her name has been banned in Hungary for the past 400 years so it's been difficult to access information Friends recommended books by Thorne and McNally but both are out of print and I wanted something current McNally wrote his biography in the 80s and Thorne in the 90s I was really excited to hear about Infamous Lady by Kimberly Craft because it's current late 2009 and supposedly had newly found research that has never been printed in English before I was not disappointed The book contained court documents letters and detailed information about this unusual and enigmatic woman The book also did a masterful job of explaining the complexities of the legal proceedings of the early 1600s the author fortunately is an attorney and also explaining the history of this complicated time Elizabeth or Erzsebet Bathory was embroiled in a battle between the Catholic and Protestant churches between Turks and Europeans and also caught up in maintaining an extremely high social position while running vast estates in the absence of her husband a war hero The woman was clearly no saint but the book debunks many of the foolish myths and legends about her and gives some interesting explanations based on recorded history what likely went on behind the scenes I didn't realize that this would be such a true crime thriller and I enjoyed it thoroughly

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D's worst female serial killer she allegedly bathed in the blood of her 650 victims Based on newly found source material translated into I have always approached the legends of the so called Blood Countess as a skeptic The legends of a beautiful wealthy Hungarian countess bathing in the blood of the hundreds of servant girls she murdered as a beauty treatment struck me as fanciful and nonsensical I am glad to say that the author of Infamous Lady thought the same Using this same skepticism as a springboard Kimberly Craft launches on an historical odyssey to discover the true facts behind the legend of Countess Erzsebet Elizabeth Bathory The author spares no detail legends and myths are carefully debunked one after another and original source material is provided with first time English translations I will not spoil this I'll just say that the author who is also an attorney approaches the subject matter carefully and methodically so that in the end the reader can decide for him or herself what really happened 400 years ago at the manor and castle at Cjethe Excellent read and highly recommended for the historian who also enjoys a great thriller in a fascinating time period

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Infamous LadyEnglish for the first time this book explores the actual life and trial of Countess Bathory through letters documents and trial transcrip Excellent book Although a scholarly work it was actually pretty easy and fun to read I especially liked how some of the witness testimony was presented in the form of a literary vignette History has never been so much fun to read Countess Bathory was a madwoman but after reading the book I had a new appreciation for what she must have been put through and some insight as to why she did what she did I originally read the book because I was interested in someone who supposedly murdered 650 people under the nose of the king parliament and nobility I now understand what likely happened and appreciated the original source material It's all presented in the appendix so at any time the reader can decide for him or herself what they think The author is always careful not to make generalizations and even addresses the various myths that have grown up around this supposed world's worst female serial killer