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- Discover the plot to confiscate her property, through the letters of her relatives,
King, Palatine & other rival nobles.
- Learn how after the death of her warrior husband, Ferenc Nádasdy, the
Countess was charged with protecting vital landholdings from both external and
Excerpt: "...I know well , Lord Banffy, that this is only the new poverty, that you would be
watching my small estate and do this...but yet know you this, that I will not allow myself to
be dominated by men for long." -- Post script from letter written by Countess Bathory to
Lord Gyorgy Banffy, during the Bocskai Uprising, 1606.
About the Books:
This biography and its companions explore the life of the 16th-century "Blood Countess" of Hungary, Erzsébet
Báthory. Reputed to be both a vampire and the world's worst female serial killer, she allegedly bathed in the blood
of her 650 victims. Based on newly-found source material, translated into English for the first time, these books
explore the actual life and trial of Countess Báthory, through letters, documents, and trial transcripts. Learn the
truth behind the legends!
- 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
- Read letters written in the Countess' own hand to her husband, servants, and
- Read the complete trial transcripts.
Excerpt: "…She pricked the girls through their fingers with pins and said, "If it hurts the
whore, then she can pull it out"; if she did so, the Lady would beat her again and cut off
the finger." --Trial Testimony of Ilona Jó, Widow of István Nagy
This amazing book of 340 pages will tell the history and story of Countess Báthory,
including exciting literary vignettes taken from actual witness rarely-seen photographs
and portraits; numerous private letters, complete trial transcripts, all deposition complete
list of names of servants, known victims, and clergy; and Hungarian-English
And other fine retailers such as: Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million
|The Private Letters of Countess
In her latest book, Professor Kimberly Craft provides readers a rare glimpse into the life
of Hungary's most controversial noblewoman, Countess Erzsébet (Elizabeth) Báthory.
Translations are presented here for the first time in English. Read the private letters
Lady Báthory sent in secret to fellow nobility, learn how she administered her estates,
and experience life as she knew it. Historical background is provided as well as
biographical material. This title serves as an important supplement to the book,
Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory and excellent resource
for the Báthory scholar andenthusiast who is looking for new and factual information
and those who are just beginning their exploration into the life of on the so-called
The True Story of Countess Erzsébet Báthory
|142 Pages, paperback, First Edition
Biography & Autobiography /
List Price: $12.95
E-Book Edition: $5.99
©2011, Kimberly L. Craft
340 pages, paperback
Biography & Autobiography /
List Price: $24.95
E-Book Edition: $9.99
© 2009, Kimberly L. Craft
Join the author on an amazing trip through the National Archives at Budapest, Prague, Bytca,
and Vienna in search of the real Countess Báthory.
Infamous Lady: The True Story of Countess
Elizabeth Báthory: A Memoire: As told by
her Court Master, Benedict Deseo
"The publication of this book is the most important milestone in Báthory research…Báthory enthusiasts will require Infamous Lady in
their collections..." ~Dennis Báthory-Kitsz, Bathory.org
"...Another insightful and intriguing book about Countess Bathory....Private Letters is written to make you read
her thoughts, feel her desperation, and her fears of becoming a victim." ~L. Scollo.
"Disturbing, provocative, poignant. An unusual yet compelling story recollecting how the young
Countess Bathory’s tormented soul and broken heart would eventually turn her into a monster..."
Accused of having murdered hundreds of her servants, Countess Elizabeth Báthory was
walled alive in her castle as punishment until her death. Years later, desperate to know the
truth behind his infamous mother's crimes, young Count Paul seeks out the only man still alive
who can tell her story: Countess Báthory's court master and confidante, Benedict Deseö.
However, revealing the truth could destroy the old man's sanity and, very possibly, ruin the
family reputation which the count so desperately wishes to preserve.
Using real names and places, this historic fiction novella tells the behind-the-scenes story of
what happened to Countess Báthory, including her own personal torture, the rage and fear
that drove her to murder her servant girls, and a Gothic tale of undying love.
Excerpt: "Anna Darvolya was the perfect tutor. She taught Lady Elizabeth how to handle a whip
and crop, how to inflict beatings upon a servant both with blood and without, how to strike so as
not to leave a mark, and how to torment beyond measure."
154 Pages, Paperback
List Price: $9.95
E-Book Edition: $3.99
©2011, Kimberly L. Craft
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