Dracula’s Castle

History Witch

BranCastle

Happy Halloween!!!!

In celebration of my favorite holiday, I’ve painted Bran Castle.

This castle was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s, Dracula.

Although there is no evidence that Stoker ever visited the castle, it does have a very dark history.

Stoker’s Dracula was based on an actual villain, Vlad the Impaler. In the 1400s, Vlad ruled Transylvania. He was a terrifying and cruel ruler and responsible for 80,000 deaths- mostly those who opposed his reign. Dracula was actually his father’s name.

Vlad, proving to be a fearless warrior (there had to be better ways) invoked a terrifying psychological warfare as a way of intimidating his people. As you can probably guess, his nickname “Vlad the Impaler” was given due to the fact he like to impale his victims on shape spikes throughout his lands. What makes it even more gruesome is that he put them on the top of the spike, alive…

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