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Dracula and the Ottomans

Dracula and the Ottomans

by Gemma Masson, PhD candidate at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham.

Like most people who went through a teen-vampire-infatuation phase, I became aware of Dracula at a young age, spending my pocket money to buy the Penguin edition of Bram Stoker’s Gothic classic and receiving the expected ribbing from my peers for my “morbid” interests. 1,862 more words


The B. Stiff Flies from One Victory to the Next (Life of Privilege Continues)

Thought I’d send a smoke signal to let you guys know I’m still alive!
I’ve finished the first two books in my new Voivod series… 318 more words

Vlad The Impaler - Artist Unknown

Do you remember ‘Ghostbusters 2’?  You know the one where a picture tries to get a museum worker to steal a baby so that it can put its spirit in it.  923 more words


KJ and I give each other writing prompts each Wednesday, and we have to write a piece based on that prompt, no matter what it is.

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It Is Time To Break The Peace

Vlad Tepes (the Impaler) raided Ottoman Muslim camps, who had previously invaded Bulgaria, in the winter of 1462. On 02 Feb, he wrote a letter to Corvinus, the son of the King of Hungary, the country he was defending: 33 more words


Princess Dracula Book Review

Princess Dracula by John Patrick Kennedy, is the first book in the (Princess Dracula Series)

     I received this book for free, which automatically means I’m skeptical of how good it’s going to be. 184 more words

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