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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 12:52 p.m. PST

"The Crusades had failed. The holy lands were firmly in control of the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire. Defeated, European knights vowed to one day return and free Jerusalem from the Islamic Turks and the Order of the Dragon was born. To be a knight of this Order, you had to proclaim a solemn vow to continue to fight against the enemies of Christianity, in particular the Ottoman Empire. But betrayal awaited this determined group of knights.

Vlad II, a Romanian war lord joined the Order of the Dragon and was re-named Vlad Dracul, or Vlad the Dragon. The Holy Roman Emperor in turn recognized Vlad as the rightful leader of the Romanian region of Wallachia which by 1436 was firmly under his control. But with the Ottoman Empire at his doorstep, Vlad chose to betray his Order and the Holy Roman Empire by assisting the Islamic forces in their invasion of neighbouring Transylvania. In response, Vlad was stripped of his right to Wallachia. But the ensuing melee provided the Ottoman sultan with an opportunity…."
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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 1:57 a.m. PST

Vlad was one mean dude.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 11:36 a.m. PST



Lilian28 Apr 2019 12:02 p.m. PST

Julio 2019: N.º 54: Drácula

Los Balcanes en el siglo XV por Matei Cazacu (Universitatea din București)
Los ejércitos valacos por Andrei Pogăciaș
La vida de Vlad Tepes por Matei Cazacu (Universitatea din București)
Los castillos de Drácula por Gheorghe I. Cantacuzino (Institutul de Arheologie Vasile Pârvan)
De Vlad Tepes a Drácula, la evolución del mito por Cristina Artenie (Universidad EAN, Bogotá)
Las campañas militares de Vlad Tepes por Andrei Pogăciaș
La última batalla contra el sultán por Sergiu Iosipescu (Institute for Defence Studies and Military History)
Y además, introduciendo el nº 55 Britania en el conocimiento geo-etnográfico romano por Andrew Fitzpatrick (University of Leicester)

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