Vlad the Impaler’s Gore Inspires Lore

Vlad Courtesy of National Authority of Tourism The medieval citadel of Sighisoara

On this day, 550 years ago, the Ottoman Turks faced the wrath of Vlad Dracula also known as Vlad the Impaler.

Mehmed II, the conqueror of Constantinople, had invaded Wallachia with the intention of controlling the lower Danube. The odds were stacked against Vlad as the Ottomans heavily outnumbered the Wallachians. [Read more…]