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Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler was voivode of Wallachia three times. The tales about the burning of the lazy, the poor, and the lame at Vlad's order and the execution of the woman who had made her husband too short a shirt can also be found among the German and Slavic anecdotes.

Inside you’ll hear about:

  • Early life
  • Reigns
  • Imprisonment in Hungary
  • Family
  • Reputation for cruelty
  • National hero
  • Vampire mythology

And much more!

Books describing Vlad's cruel acts were among the first best sellers in the German-speaking territories. In Russia, popular stories suggested that Vlad was able to strengthen central government only through applying brutal punishments, and a similar view was adopted by most Romanian historians in the 19th century. Vlad's reputation for cruelty and his patronymic inspired the name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula

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Brief, but Thorough History

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
Although brief in length, this book contains a lot of information about the history of Vlad III. I enjoyed hearing about how Vlad III's proclivities for cruelty in life led to the legend of Dracula and Vampirism. The narration was good, and the author seemed to capture the relevant details of Vlad III's life, and his affect on society. This is the second book I've read in the History Hour series, and I think they are definitely worth the listen.

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Great historical piece of a horror icon

I love horror. I love vampires (that don’t sparkle) . Dracula of course is a staple of my horror foundation. I also love history. That being said this is a wonderful piece that adds so much to the background and lore of vlad. The historical anecdotes are amazing. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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  • Leelo Baggins
  • 03-28-20

Interesting & Insightful

A look at the true history that inspired Bran Stocker's writing of Dracula.
Well written and nicely narrated

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  • Ern shady
  • 03-13-20

great telling of little known events

Well read history of an area not usually covered. Fascinating story of an the fight between the Catholic and Ottoman empires in the fifteenth century.