thehotlinetofrostrup:

Here is some really cool are I found in regards to Elizabeth Bathory the a.k.a. The Blood Countess

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thisfalconwhite:

On this day in history…
21 August 1614: Countess Elizabeth Bathory dies.

Elizabeth Bathory, born in 1560, was the wife of Count Ferenc Nadasdy of Hungary. Elizabeth gave her husband seven children and looked after his estates while he was away fighting the Ottomans. Ferenc died in 1604, leaving Elizabeth a wealthy widow. In 1610, Holy Roman Emperor Matthias II ordered officials to investigate rumors that the countess was committing certain atrocities against the people living in her lands. The investigations revealed that Elizabeth had lured a number of peasants and lesser gentry - mostly young girls - to her estates with the promise of work or the chance to learn courtly etiquette. Many others were abducted by force. Once these individuals were under Elizabeth’s custody, she had them tortured, mutilated, and murdered. Accusations included beatings, burnings, mutilations, and forced starvation. On 30 December 1610, Elizabeth was arrested for her crimes, and later placed under house arrest. Elizabeth’s servants and accomplices were brought to trial and there were executed, but the countess remained under arrest without any further punishment until her death in 1614. Elizabeth Bathory’s crimes gave her the nickname, “The Bloody Countess.” In the nineteenth century, with the emergence of popular vampire myths, stories of Elizabeth drinking the blood of her victims began to circulate. Some historians even argue that the countess’s sadistic atrocities influenced Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

thisfalconwhite:

On this day in history…

21 August 1614: Countess Elizabeth Bathory dies.

Elizabeth Bathory, born in 1560, was the wife of Count Ferenc Nadasdy of Hungary. Elizabeth gave her husband seven children and looked after his estates while he was away fighting the Ottomans. Ferenc died in 1604, leaving Elizabeth a wealthy widow. In 1610, Holy Roman Emperor Matthias II ordered officials to investigate rumors that the countess was committing certain atrocities against the people living in her lands. The investigations revealed that Elizabeth had lured a number of peasants and lesser gentry - mostly young girls - to her estates with the promise of work or the chance to learn courtly etiquette. Many others were abducted by force. Once these individuals were under Elizabeth’s custody, she had them tortured, mutilated, and murdered. Accusations included beatings, burnings, mutilations, and forced starvation. On 30 December 1610, Elizabeth was arrested for her crimes, and later placed under house arrest. Elizabeth’s servants and accomplices were brought to trial and there were executed, but the countess remained under arrest without any further punishment until her death in 1614. Elizabeth Bathory’s crimes gave her the nickname, “The Bloody Countess.” In the nineteenth century, with the emergence of popular vampire myths, stories of Elizabeth drinking the blood of her victims began to circulate. Some historians even argue that the countess’s sadistic atrocities influenced Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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themagyar:

On this day, 400 years ago, the Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory died. Bathory is known to be one of the most proficient female killers in known history. She was known to slaughter and then bathe in virgin blood as a way to preserve her youth and beauty. Many vampire tales are derived from Bathory’s actions. Although Bram Stoker used Vlad the Impaler as the basis for his story of Dracula, Bathory is often seen as the precursor to the modern vampire.

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yasoume:

a piece I did for a class (again) about Elizabeth Bathory, did it as an advertisement piece because I thought it was funny and witty .-.

yasoume:

a piece I did for a class (again) about Elizabeth Bathory, did it as an advertisement piece because I thought it was funny and witty .-.

(via terrorofthewoods)

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theantlerkid:

Just a project I did for a class.  The woman is based on the historical figure Elizabeth Bathory.  While I was designing this I borrowed heavily from Alphonse Mucha.

theantlerkid:

Just a project I did for a class.  The woman is based on the historical figure Elizabeth Bathory.  While I was designing this I borrowed heavily from Alphonse Mucha.

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a-little-pieceofme:

Stay Alive (movie)

a-little-pieceofme:

Stay Alive (movie)

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crocadokan:

My take on the crazy-ass blood bathing Elizabeth Bathory (which I first knew from Castlevania Bloodlines. Fuck my unculture.

crocadokan:

My take on the crazy-ass blood bathing Elizabeth Bathory (which I first knew from Castlevania Bloodlines. Fuck my unculture.

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trachecan:

Portrait of serial killer Erzsébet Báthory from the 1580s and lost in the 1990s, a similar portrait, and a copy. Rumored to have bathed in the blood of virgin girls to revitalize her youth, Erzsébet probably was more conventional. The legends of bathing in and drinking blood came years after death and are unreliable. It has been proposed that her actions stemmed from sadistic pleasure. Some suggest that Erzsébet was the victim of a political conspiracy, but the theory does not line up with the contemporary evidence of her guilt.

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