77: The Blood Countess

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This week we’re travelling back to the 16th century to tell the story of Elizabeth Bathory, also known as the Blood Countess. She supposed had over 600 victims and was allowed to get away with torture and murder for years because of her high social standing.

But was she really the most prolific serial killer of all time, or have the finer details of her life and crimes been lost to history?

Let us know what you think!

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