Female Killers Podcast

The Blood Countess: Elizabeth Bathory

March 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Female Killers Podcast
The Blood Countess: Elizabeth Bathory
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Female Killers Podcast
The Blood Countess: Elizabeth Bathory
Mar 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
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One of the most prolific serial killers of all time was a woman. Her name was Elizabeth Bathory, also known as the Blood Countess.
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One of the most prolific serial killers of all time was a woman. Her name was Elizabeth Bathory, also known as the Blood Countess.  The reason she was called that was because it was told that she would bathe in the blood of her victims, who were usually young female virgins.



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Mm.
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The fairer sex bombshell bitch, mother, girl, boss lady are some of the ways that had been used to describe women killer. It's usually not a word that comes to mind. Welcome to the female killers podcast where we will explore women have killed out of revenge, love or just pure evil.
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Yeah.
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The best way to start the podcast is by telling you about one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. She is thought to be the inspiration for a monster. We have seen in books, movies, and even music. Bram Stoker's Dracula, I am talking about Elizabeth Bathory, also known as the blood count tests. She is thought to have killed over 650 young women and there had been stories of her using their blood and hopes to remain forever young. There are some who say that these stories are all conceptions of people who recentered her power, even though she was a female. You can decide for yourself if she was a murderer or frame by malicious people threatened by her
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as the bat. Knowing that's Elizabeth battery was born in 1562 a prominent family. Her Dad was a barren and her mom was the niece of the king of Poland. Her ancestors fought alongside black drag Cole, who doesn't need any introduction. Elizabeth suffer from seizures and episodes of rage. This has been thought to be from inbreeding. Her parents were cousins. People have wondered if this was a prelude to her future sadistic behaviors. While little girls are playing with dolls, Elizabeth witness torture techniques by her family and their officers. One story is that she saw a man accused of theft, so not in the belly of a dying horse with his head exposed and left for dead at around age 10 to 11 she became engaged to for neck the Dostie. They got married at age 15 any took her name because she was a Pi or rank. There are accounts that while her husband was getting being known as the Black Knight of hungry by this and bowing Turkish captors and dancing with their lifeless bodies, Elizabeth started an affair with a peasant and they had a child. When her husband found out he had her lover castrated and as parts in his body's were thrown to a pack of hungry dogs, no one knows what happened to the baby. There are some who say that for neck killed the baby. Others say that the baby was given to a family in the country.
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The couple did not have children for 10 years. This could be due to for neck being gone for long periods of time, killing Turkish soldiers. After 10 years they had three daughters are Soliah and Katelyn and his son and dress letters written by or for the counters. Show her to be a loving and doting mother. It's definitely a different story for her servants. The husband and wife became sadistic masters. Her husband taught her his favorite ways to keep servants and check like paper soaked in oil between their toes and lighting it on fire. He was said to her, brought her back a torture device to use on servants. A claw placed over a hand to tear and stab. It is 1604 for neck died. He came back from war with issues with his legs and he slowly started deteriorating. It is said that his dad costume to become even more brutal and murderous.
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Factory was aided by whenever servants Darkula or known as the pass. Dorko was accused of witchcraft and was said to be the most sadistic helper of bathroom. She was thought to have taught some new torture techniques to the countess as well as partaken in the actual acts. Some say she was also the Countess lever that that is speculation that might or might not be true. The atrocities that we have heard about started to occur after a serving girl hold on the countess hair a bit too hard and it costs battery to strike her. The blood of the servant cost some of the lines on their hands to disappear. It was then that she started to believe that the blood of young women mainly versions would help her to stop aging. According to over 300 testimonies, battery started torturing and killing local peasant girls who were looking for work.
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They are stories that she would bathe in the girl's blood. It got to the point that the locals started hiding their daughters because they knew that if they went to the Countess Castle, they would never see their daughters again. She therefore turn to the daughters of lower gentry who were brought to her to teach them etiquette. Okay. Bathroom Dortha and for other servants would do the following to these poor young girls, severe beatings, burning or mutilation of hands and genitalia, biding the flesh off the faces, arms, breasts, and other bodily parts, freezing them to debt and starting them. There is even a story that one unfortunate serving girl had to cook and eat her own flesh when she turned to the daughter. So the nobles, the king finally brought her to justice. The died a year before battery and her other four associates were put on trial in December 60 10 Elizabeth and her accomplices were found guilty. Three of them were executed and the fourth was sentenced to life in prison. Elizabeth herself was not put on trial because of her family standing, but she was shut up in her castle, held in solitary confinement in a room who's windows were walled up. She was 54 when she died there in 1614 where she was for three years.
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It is thought that there were over 650 victims between 55 and 1610 this is why count is Elizabeth battery is thought to be one of the most prolific serial killers of all time.
Speaker 1:
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Yeah.
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Well, what did you think of the blood count tests? Do you think that she was set up or do you think she actually did it? I tend to think that she actually did it. I can't imagine 300 people making those stories up, but you know, the king and nobles did have a lot of power back then, so we will never know. Thank you for listening to the female killers podcast. Please subscribe rate and leave a review. It's very much appreciated. Thank you. And see you next week.
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