Top 5 Most Evil Women
We all tend to focus on the evil men in the world and forget some of the truly evil women that have lived. I hope to correct that with this list. Here we have not just serial killers, but other utterly despicable women who have caused tragedy in many people’s lives. So, without further ado, here are the top 10 most evil women in history.
Queen Mary (1516, 1558)
Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon only had one child, Mary, who survived through infancy. Mary was crowned following the demise of Edward VI and the ouster of The Nine Days Queen-Lady Jane Grey. She is well known for forcibly and briefly restoring Catholicism to England. As a result of the many prominent Protestants who were executed for their beliefs, "Bloody Mary" became a nickname. Another 800 Protestants fled the land out of fear of the hangman, and they were unable to return until her passing. Because of her equally awful behavior, Elizabeth I shares place 10 on this list.
Myra Hindley (1942, 2002)
The "Moors killings," which took place in the Manchester region of Britain between 1963 and 1965, were committed by Myra Hindley and Ian Brady. Three children under the age of 12 and two teenagers, ages 16 and 17, were abducted, subjected to sexual abuse, torture, and murder at the hands of these two monsters. An incriminating item was located at a left-luggage facility at Manchester Central Station thanks to a key that was discovered in Myra's possession.
One of the murder victims' screams were captured on film while Hindley and Brady tormented and raped her. She acquired a swagger and an arrogant attitude in the final days before being imprisoned, which later became her defining characteristics. Sandra Wilkinson, the police secretary, will never forget witnessing Hindley and her mother Nellie enjoying candy while resting against the courthouse. Although the mother was clearly unhappy and rightfully so, Hindley seemed unconcerned and apathetic about her predicament.
Isabella of Castile (1451, 1504)
The unification of Spain under their grandson Carlos I was made possible by Isabella I of Spain and her husband Ferdinand II of Aragon, who is well-known as Christopher Columbus' sponsor. Tomás de Torquemada was named the first Inquisitor General of the Inquisition by Isabella as part of the effort to reunite the organization. The Alhambra Decree, deportation decrees requiring the evacuation or conversion of Jews and Muslims, went into effect on March 31, 1492. Over 200,000 people left Spain; those who remained and chose to convert were then prosecuted by the inquisition, which was looking into conversos who were converting to Judaism. Pope Paul VI launched the process for her canonization in 1974. This places her on the path toward possible sainthood. In the Catholic Church, she is thus titled Servant of God.
Irma Grese (1923, 1945)
Irma Grese, also known as the "Bitch of Belsen," was a guard at the death camps Ravensbrück, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen and was a byproduct of the Nazi ultimate solution. She was transferred to Auschwitz in 1943, and by the end of the year, she had been promoted to Senior Supervisor, the second-highest position held by a woman in the camp (she must have demonstrated great zeal and attention to the task). She cherished her job as the supervisor of more than 30,000 Jewish female prisoners. She was responsible for the selection of captives for the gas chamber, sexual excesses, random shootings, and savaging of victims by her trained and partially famished canines. She enjoyed torturing people physically and psychologically, and to facilitate both, she frequently wore thick boots and carried a revolver.
Elizabeth Bathory (1560, 1614)
In Hungarian/Slovak history, Countess Elizabeth Bathory is regarded as the most notorious serial killer. Years ago, there were persistent rumors of peasant girls who had vanished after accepting lucrative employment at the castle. King Mathias II heard one of these reports and dispatched a group of warriors to the enormous Castle Csejthe. The men discovered one dead and one dying girl. One was discovered injured, and others were imprisoned. According to witness testimony, the following atrocities have been described: prolonged, severe beatings, use of needles, burning or mutilation of hands, occasionally also of faces and genitalia, biting of flesh off victims' faces, arms, and other body parts, and starvation. The overall number of victims is estimated to be in the hundreds and to have occurred during a 25-year period. Because of her social standing, she was never put on trial and died while under house arrest in a single room. One of the few myths about the Countess that she did not believe in is the notion that she took baths in the blood of her victims. Further information about Elizabeth Bathory can be found on Mythverse, a website dedicated to dispelling myths.