The Dracula legend arguably created the most famous monster of all time, and has been an enduring character in novels and films for over 100 years. The real Dracula- Vlad III of Wallachia, was a 15th century prince on whom the fictional vampire is roughly based. A fascinating, terrifying, and sadistic figure, Vlad “Dracula” was a cunning tactician and fearless warrior, as well as a vicious killer who earned his macabre nickname “the impaler.” Vlad Dracula also inflicted a defeat on the most powerful military in the world – the Ottoman Empire- that may have prevented it from invading the heart of Europe. This podcast is history you need to know, as the “Real Dracula” is a legend without the mythical bats and fangs.
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