HFM 012 | Vlad Dracul: The Brutal Life of Count Dracula’s Inspiration

May 3, 2013


In this ¬†episode of the History in Five Minutes Podcast, we look at the life of Vlad Dracul — the namesake and inspiration of Count Dracula. He was also known as “The Impaler” due to his constant use of this gruesome means of medieval torture. How did he earn this blood reputation and what circumstances in life led him down this path?

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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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