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John Hunyadi and the Defense of Belgrade, 1456

Posted by on Monday, August 20th, 2018 in East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History, Ottoman Empire

John Hunyadi Athlete of Christ Together with the Albanian hero George Castriota Scanderbeg, John Hunyadi, voivode of Transylvania and royal governor Hungary is considered the greatest defender of Christendom during the mid-fifteenth century. Born to a small noble family in Transylvania, Hunyadi began his career under Sigismund of Luxemburg, king of Hungary (1387-1437). Through his […]

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DRACULA’S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY IN HIS OWN WORDS

THE PRINCE Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler [Vlad Țepeș] is well-known for his stern sense of justice and for employing harsh forms of punishment. Vlad was not an innovator in this sense, but, for a variety of reasons we will not dwell on here, he became forever associated with the use […]

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Dracula’s Night Raid on the Sultan’s Camp

“One of the most interesting episodes in the military history of the Ottomans” 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’s night raid on the Sultan’s camp occurred on the night of June 16-17, 1462. One […]

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Scanderbeg and the Seige of Croya (Krujë) in 1467

Posted by on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 in Albanian History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History

One of the last great victories of Scanderbeg Less than a year before his death on January 17, 1468, George Castriota Scanderbeg launched a fierce attack against Ottoman invaders in April 1467 who had beseiged his capital city of Croya [Krujë]. The harsh winter had weakened the Islamic attackers, led by the Sultan Mehmed II’s […]

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

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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The Ottoman Invasion of Italy and the Albanian Rebellion, 1480-1481

Posted by on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 in Albanian History, East European History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History

The Albanian rebellion of 1481 is a little-known chapter in history, but one of vital importance that saved Rome from suffering the same fate as Byzantium. Having conquered Constantinople and having finally subdued Albania after the long and fierce resistance by the Albanian people led by George Castriota Scanderbeg, Mehmed II next set his sights […]

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Mircea the Old: Father of Wallachia, Grandfather of Dracula

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century, Fourteenth Century, Romanian History

Mircea the Old, one of the greatest leaders in Romanian history, comes to life in this beautiful new book. Although his grandson, Vlad the Impaler, better known as Dracula, has acquired much greater international fame, Mircea the Old was the most significant ruler to sit on the throne of the small principality of Wallachia during […]

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550th Anniversary of the Death of the Great Albanian National Hero George Castriota Scanderbeg

Posted by on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Albanian History, Fifteenth Century

The struggle of the Albanian people led by George Castriota Scanderbeg to defend Europe against the assault of the Ottoman Turks has been much celebrated. For a quarter of a century, from 1443 until his death in 1468, he used his military prowess to thwart the efforts of the most powerful Empire in the world […]

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

The Brutal War between Vlad the Impaler the historical Dracula and the Turks in 1461-1462 The conflict between Dracula and the Turks in 1461-1462 was one of the key aspects of his principal reign as prince of Wallachia. This brief video provides an outline of the famous war Vlad the Impaler undertook to defend Christendom [...] Read More

The League of Alessio and the Albanian Resistance led by Scanderbeg, March 2, 1444

When George Castriota Scanderbeg raised the flag of revolt against Ottoman rule and seized his family fortress at Coya [Krujë] in November 1443, he realized the difficulty Albaians faced in defending their homeland. As one who had been a hostage at the Ottoman court and served in the Sultan’s army, he knew lack of political […]

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