A Brief History of Vlad Dracula V
Prince Vlad Dracula V, or Vlad Tepes (‘tzepa’ meaning "SPIKE"); The very mention of the name of this vicious ruler once placed fear and dread into an enemies heart and mind, thus giving him the psychological advantage long before the battles of his country had begun. Vlad Draculas’ legacy was set into stone as a brilliant strategist and a fierce, sadistic leader. It was obvious from the start that he believed in generating fear to produce discipline; Could you imagine being a foot solider of the Turkish army marching into Wallachia (now part of Romania). And once there seeing the burned and dismembered corpses of those men who fought before you, each one impaled on long poles, stretched across miles and miles of enemy real estate. However, Vlad Dracula did not reserve his cruelty to his enemies. A few items of note are below:
1) He once had his mistress’s stomach to be split open to prove her pregnancy.
Dracula built a castle at the headwaters of the Argas River. It was partly destroyed by the Turks in 1462 and the Prince had to flee for his life. He went northward and was taken prisoner by Hungarians. For the next 12 years, he was a prisoner.Dracula was released in 1474 as the Turks mounted a new offensive into Europe. He died during a battle against the invaders in 1476.
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