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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cachtice Castle: Famed Home of the Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory

Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet BáthoryCachtice Castle is situated in the illustrious Carpathian Mountains in Slovakia. Originally it was constructed as a guard post on the thoroughfare to Moravia. Cachtice Castle gained prominence when it became the home of Elizabeth Bathory, otherwise known as the “Blood Countess” or the “Bloody Lady of Cachtice”.

Originally, Cachtice was constructed in the Romanesque style during the 13th century by Kazimir of Hunt-Poznan, but was later renovated to both Gothic and Renaissance styles from the 15th to the 17th century. In the latter half of the 16th century, Ca...............

From: Cachtice Castle, Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory, and the Murders of Vienna

1 Comment:

Richard Wing said...

This is a spine-chilling read and quite dark. Her status of Countess must have allowed her just a house arrest, as others of that period probably would have been punished more severely if not killed. What a wicked women. Awesome write and curiously entertaining read! I really get into these dark and wicked figures in history.

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