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Madame Delphine LaLaurie, the Monster, Slave Torturer, & Serial Killer

Madame Delphine LaLaurie, the Monster, Slave Torturer, Serial Killer

1800

Madame Delphine LaLaurie nowadays is famous for the interpretation of Kathy Bates in the tv serie American Horror Story: Coven. She was famous for torturing slaves and a lot of other sick behaviours, Delphine was born in New Orleans in 1787 from an irish immigrant (Barthelemy McCarthy) and a french woman (Marie-Jeanne).  Delphine was known to be a beautiful woman and she got married quite early with a spanish official called Don Ramon de Lopez y Angulo, so Delphine became a really influent woman at that time. After her husband died she married the richest man in the area, a banker: Jean Blanque and she had 4 children from him: Marie Louise Pauline, Louise Marie Laure, Marie Louise Jeanne, and Jeanne Pierre Paulin Blanque but unfortunately mr... Read More

The grisly tale of the cannibal butcher

The grisly tale of the cannibal butcher

1400s

Christie Cleek lived in the reign of David II and he was a butcher from Perth during the 1400s which was a time of struggles like flood, famine and plague. This was around the time of the Black Death, with stories of demonology and witchcraft running rampant. During times of starvation there were harrowing tales of cannibalism and barbarism occurring everywhere, obviously due to the unsustainable and difficult lives of people at the time. Christie and a band of friends lived a life of highway robbery and scavenging to survive these hostile times up in the treacherous foothills of the Grampian Mountains. When one of the party died, Christie used his skills of butchery and the group feasted on the cooked flesh of their fallen comrade. Eventually Christie took to... Read More