dracula chronicle

The Place for All Things Dracula and More…

Posts Tagged ‘ Vlad the Impaler ’

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Take the Dracula Chronicle Challenge!

Posted by on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 in Dracula History, Fifteenth Century, Medieval History

Test your Vlad the Impaler knowledge! Share your results and comment below! The Dracula Chronicle is a site dedicated to East European history and culture, as well as all things Dracula… A great source to improve your knowledge is Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler available on Amazon.com and at […]

Read More

Dracula: Essays on the Life and Times of Vlad the Impaler

The Myths Surrounding Dracula Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [Țepeș], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became obscured behind a veil of myths. As a result, some have portrayed as a bloodthirsty tyrant – which […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

How Dracula Established the Independence of the Orthodox Church in Wallachia

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

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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

The Ottoman Campaign against Vlad III Dracula 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 […]

Read More

© 2018 by Histria LLC. All rights reserved.