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Postby A P Herbert » Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:31 pm

Page 135, "Stoker stole the Count's namefrom the real-life Vlad Dracul, also known as Vlad Tepes the Impaler"

In fact Vlad II Dracul (pre1395-1447) was Vlad III Dracula's (1431-1476) father. Tepes pronounced Tsepesh is Romainian for Impaler, and should in no way be applied to the father who in not recorded as having impaled a single person; as opposed to his son who impaled literally thousands (probably aproximately 40,000) in his six year reign (1456-1462) of Wallachia.

For anyone interested in these remarkable men and their times I recommend 'Dracula Prince of many faces' R. Floreccu & R. T. McNally 1989 ISBN 0-316-28656-7
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:33 pm

Which book was that in? :?

I don't recall reading it in a Discworld book.

Welcome to the site A P Herbert! I presume you are not the A P Herbert who wrote 'Misleading Cases' - unless you are writing from beyond the grave. :lol:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:01 pm

Welcome A P Herbert

Tony I think it's from "Folklore of Discworld" but can't check it at the minute
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:11 pm

Ah! I haven't read that one. :)
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Postby Cheery » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:19 pm

Hello A P Herbert

I seem to recall something like that. Then again it's difficult to say because my copy is german :?
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Postby proxy10 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:19 am

it's quite a mistake for anyone who is familiar with history to spot.
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Postby CJDobs » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:32 pm

Yes . . Romanian history mixed with folklore . . . . .


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