The Countess: A Novel of Elizabeth Bathory
Product Details ISBN-13:9780307588463Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Publication date:09/27/2011Edition description:ReprintPages:304Sales rank:513,832Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
1580 Portrait Found
It has been impossible to really know what Elizabeth Bathory looked like in life. The only two portraits known to exist of her likeness until 2015 come with their own sets of controversies. No longer! It is our firm belief that a period high quality portrait of Elizabeth Bathory does indeed exist. The painting is a forgotten sixteenth century original portrait of the Countess painted when she was only twenty-years-old. It has languished in obscurity in terms of the the portrait's subject for…
A signed letter from Elizabeth Bathory. She was one of the inspirations for Dracula and possibly the most prolific serial killer in history. She believed that blood on her skin made her fresher and younger and she was responsible for the murder of at least 650 girls, sometimes drinking their blood having stabbed them with needles. She ate some of her servants and also bathed in blood. As a countess she was never put on trial, but forced to stay in one room for the rest of her life.