Sunday, September 30, 2012
More original work soon on the legal status of women in Erzebet's position and the Ottoman occupation of Europe. More, also, about slandering powerful women and resentment towards them and information about women as victims of witch hunts. Enjoy. Greetings good people of COBSAE, www.infamouslady.com Community of Bathory Scholars and Enthusiasts After taking the summer off, we are pleased to present you with our latest newsletter. As we look forward to the beauty and mystery of the fall season, we have the pleasure of interviewing and featuring the works of artists Kurt Wiscombe and Alex Adams whose hauntingly beautiful paintings pay homage to the Countess. And, speaking of a work of art, we update you on the availability of the supreme pewter figurine of the Lady Bathory that Doug Gardiner designed and brought to life. Only a few are left, and it is a beautiful piece that an enthusiast should add to their collection. Finally, we introduce a new segment entitled, "Her Ladyship's History & Mysteries" where we ask you, our members, for your insights and opinions on historical topics and questions surrounding the Countess. As always we appreciate your continued support and look forward to hearing from you. We invite you to participate in future issues by submitting your Bathory related writing, poetry, artwork and historical insights to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you enjoy this issue and have a lovely fall season. Liz Carrington
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Below refers, I think, to the 2008 movie: With an unquenchable thirst for blood, Countess Elizabeth Bathory was one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Tearing flesh from bodies and bathing in warm blood, she delighted in an unholy quest for immortality while her country was being torn apart by a brutal and devastating civil war. Told on a grand scale in the 17th Century, Bathory is based on the true story of her rise and fall. This was from YouTube.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Passtime with Good Company Passtime with Good Company By Henry VIII, king of England Henry VIII, king of England Pastime with good company I love and shall unto I die. Grudge whoso will, but none deny, So God be pleased, this live will I. For my pastance Hunt, sing, and dance. My heart is set All godely sport To my comfort. Who shall me let? Youth will have needs daliance, Of good or ill some pastance. Company me thinketh then best All thoftes and fantasies to digest. For idleness Is chief mistress Of vices all. Than who can say But “pass the day” Is best of all? Company with honesty Is virtue, and vice to flee. Company is good or ill But every man hath his free will. The best ensue, The worst eschew, My mind shall be. Virtue to use, Vice to refuse, I shall use me.