Saturday
Sep252010

Born in 1560

1560 is at the beginning of the Elizabethan Age.

 

 

Tuesday
Sep212010

Fair Trial

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was a historical figure. Her crimes have fed the macabre imaginations of some. I seem to recall Hammer's Blood Countess with Ingrid Pitt. There is a tendency to try and rehabilitate the darker characters of history. History is written by losers. Some unfortunates just got a bad press. The lovely Lucrezia has been defended well in recent years. We now that witches are good and not bad. But the countess is difficult to rehabilitate. Well, she wasn't present at her own trial.