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Dracula’s Night Raid on the Sultan’s Camp

After crossing the Danube on 4 June, the Sultan proceeded northwards, in the direction of Târgoviște, the capital of Wallachia at that time. Before reaching it, Dracula made his famous night attack on the Sultan’s camp on the night of June 16-17, 1462. One of the key moments in Dracula’s wars with the Ottoman Empire […]

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The Islamic Assault on Wallachia and Vlad III Dracula in the Summer of 1462

Posted by on Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century

On June 4, 1462, Sultan Mehmed II began crossing the Danube at Nikopolis and entered Wallachia with an army of approximately 60,000 to 70,000 men, intending to remove Vlad III Dracula from the throne. According to the Serbian janissary, Konstantin Mihailović, who participated in this campaign, when the Sultan reached Nikopolis, “on the far side […]

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Bran Castle and Dracula – The True Story

Today a museum of medieval history, the picturesque Bran Castle is one of Romania’s most frequented tourist attractions. Because it fits so well the expectations of admirers of Bram Stoker’s famous novel, visitors from around the world are easily deceived into believing that it is Dracula’s castle. While it has a rich history, the truth […]

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How Dracula Established the Independence of the Orthodox Church in Wallachia

Posted by on Friday, June 8th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century

Dracula’s relationship with the Orthodox Church is one of the least known but most significant aspects of his reign as Prince of Wallachia (1456-1462). In the aftermath of the fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, Vlad the Impaler changed the traditional practice whereby the Patriarch of Constantinople named Metropolitan of the Wallachian […]

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Vlad the Sad Prince: A Coloring Book for Adults

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

What happens when a comedy writer with a longtime fandom of vampire lore and history discovers that his birthday marks the same date as the unification of Romania? He makes a coloring book to celebrate! And not just any coloring book, but a Vlad the Impaler coloring book. But why is Vlad so sad? Vlad […]

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Dracula and the Turks: The Wars of 1461-1462, Video Presentation

Posted by on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century
The most famous episode of his reign as prince of Wallachia was Vlad the Impaler's war against the Ottoman Empire. Click below to view the video. For more on the Ottoman campaign against Wallachia in the summer of 1462 click here. Read More

Aspects of the Ottoman Campaign against Vlad III Dracula in 1462 by Kurt W. Treptow

The best documented part of Vlad III Dracula’s stormy reign as prince of Wallachia from 1456 to 1462 is his war against the Ottoman Turks which began late in 1461 and ended with the campaign against the rebellious prince, led by Sultan Mehmed II, in the summer of 1462. Despite the relative abundance of sources […]

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Another Dracula Book? Dracula’s Mistress by Carmen Ștefănescu

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

Have you ever thought that the blood of someone famous, whose name inspires, even nowadays, a feeling of admiration, or unease, or dread, may be flowing through your veins? No? I must admit that I hadn’t either, until I wrote the novel Dracula’s Mistress and, come to think of it, Dracula’s blood may flow through […]

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How Researching the Life of Dracula Changed My Life, by Kyle B. Stiff

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

Researching the life of Dracula changed my life. There’s nothing quite so humbling as finding out that your knowledge of history is based on movies and television, especially when you live under the illusion of being informed… unlike those other people! I was forced to confront my own ignorance when I decided to research the […]

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Codex Dracula – New Indie Comic Book Series by Viorel Moraru

Posted by on Friday, May 11th, 2018 in Dracula Literature

It was a cold autumn evening, the trees were bare and the wind scattered the fallen leaves on the deserted street. I was only a child when I passed for the first time near the Tower of Vlad Dracula in the city of Târgoviște, and I couldn’t take my eyes off it. The Tower, like […]

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