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Layers of myth and history are peeled back to reveal the real Vlad the Impaler.
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M.J. Trow is a crime novelist and historian. He teaches history at a school on the Isle of Wight. His novels include the Lestrade series for Macmillan/Constable and the Maxwell series for Hodder. His non-fiction includes Who Killed Kit Marlowe? (Sutton,2000).Review:
The Count Dracula of legend is revealed to be based on a 15th century Romanian warlord called Vlad Tepes who favoured fearsome night attacks on the Turks and torturing his captors by driving stakes through their bodies in this grimly fascinating piece of historical detective work. If there is such a beast as a 'Draculanorak', then this is the book they've been waiting for. Among fascinating snippets unearthed are the fact that Christopher Lee wore red contact lenses for those blood-red eyeballs in the Hammer films, and the former dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu once said smugly to his health visitor: "A man like me comes along only once every five hundred years". The author, a crime novelist and historian, wonders: "Was his predecessor, five hundred years earlier, Vlad Dracula, the Impaler?"
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