The Blood Countess: Elizabeth Bathory
In the early seventeenth century, a Hungarian aristocrat called Erzsébet Báthory - or Elizabeth Bathory - was accused of murdering more than 600 young women. Her gruesome story has been sensationalised in books, film, and music. But is it true?
In this explainer episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb examines the evidence, Bathory’s alleged modus operandi, and the lives of the poor victims.
**WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of violence and murder**
This episode was edited by Anisha Deva and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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