Fans of historical weirdos–god, I love rotten.com!–may be intrigued to know that today is the anniversary (in 1611) of the conviction of Elizabeth Bathory, the blood countess–yes, that one, with the sadism and the weirdness and most notably the bathing in vats of virgin blood to stay young–on 610 counts of murder.

As horrible as this is, you can’t help but be impressed by the scope. ‘Das a lot of virgins.

Since she was of the nobility, they didn’t execute her (although they did off her procurers) but instead walled her up alive in her castle and delivered food and water occasionally, until she died a few years later of causes probably related to being walled up alive in her castle.

  • reply Angela ,

    The important question here is, how did she find so many virgins? You’d think that once the locals put two and two together, even the well-behaved girls would start batting their eyes and extending invitations to the hayloft.

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