The Battle That Left 23,884 People Impaled and Gave Birth To Vlad The Impaler

The true and terrifying ruthlessness of Vlad Țepeș

A painting of a Wallachian attack on Ottoman forces (Public domain)

CConstantinople fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 which immediately — and permanently — changed the global power dynamics. After the Turks had Constantinople firmly under their control, they set out to secure the surrounding lands including the…

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