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Join the author on an amazing trip through the National Archives at Budapest, Prague, Bytca, and Vienna in search of the real Countess Báthory.
Discover the plot to confiscate her property, through the letters of her relatives, King, Palatine, and Parliament; the efforts on her family's part to protect their Protestant landholdings from Catholic intrusion; and efforts to deal with Turkish attacks.
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Learn what really happened to the hundreds of young servant girls in her employment, through the actual deposition transcripts of 306 witnesses.
Find out the names of the victims, servants, clergy, and local nobility and townspeople.
Read letters written in the Countess' own hand to her husband, servants, and Palatine.
Read the complete trial transcripts.
This amazing book of 340 pages will tell the history and story of Countess Báthory, including exciting literary vignettes taken from actual witness testimony of what was said. A detailed appendix is included with new and rarely-seen photographs and portraits; numerous private letters, complete trial transcripts, all deposition testimony, and the Last Will & Testament; chronological and general bibliographies; complete list of names of servants, known victims, and clergy; and Hungarian-English name translations.
About the book:
340 pages, paperback
List Price: $24.95
Copyright 2009 Kimberly L. Craft