Elizabeth Bathory, the Hungarian countess, and Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia, prove that truth is infinitely more terrifying than fiction. Both are known for their thirst for blood and each has inspired decades of horror tales. Dracula is a standard of vampire lore and Countess Bathory has been featured in numerous films and even video games. Join us for two character studies that separate fact from fiction. They are a reminder of the old saying: power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!