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The Impalings of Vlad the Impaler

One of the most infamous chararacters from the Middle Ages was Vlad III Dracula, the prince of Wallachia. Here is the story of how he gained the name of ‘the Impaler’.

Movie Review: Dracula Untold

‘Sometimes the world doesn’t need a hero. It needs a monster.’

The Use of History in Dracula Tourism in Romania

In this article I will examine what kinds of history and tradition are used and told in Dracula tourism in Romania, and which eras of history are highlighted and why.

Tomb of Vlad the Impaler may have been found in Italy

Researchers from Estonia believe that the remains of Vlad III, better known as Vlad the Impaler, are buried in a church in Naples, Italy.

Castles, Confusion, and the Count: Vlad the Impaler’s Impact on Tourism in Romania

Vlad the Impaler is often buried in the vampire myths of Count Dracula, even in Romania where the Impaler lived and died.

Braşov (Kronstadt) in the Defence against the Turks (1438–1479)

Confrontation with Ottoman expansion began for Braşov at the end of the 14th century with the treaty with Mircea the Elder in the year 1395 which was part of King Sigismund of Luxembourg’s anti-Ottoman policy and was signed in Braşov.

Vlad Dracula and Coeval Armatura

The famous/infamous European hero, crusader and voivod, Vlad “Tepes” Dracula III (1431-1476), was actually (for better or for worse) one of knightly peers of European Chivalry.

The Black Dragon – Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula

The Black Dragon – Music from the Time of Vlad Dracula Annette Bauer – recorders, voice, percussion, citole, bells Phoebe Jevtovic – voice, bells Shira Kammen – vielle, harp, voice Tim Rayborn – psaltery, percussion ‘ud, citole Tonight, we were delighted that we had a fantastic opportunity to attend a concert by Cançonièr. Cançonièr, “songbook” […]

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