a dragon, in all public appearances, (on flags, clothing, etc.) Vlad II Dracul finally became prince of Wallachia in 1436. Then, take a look inside. Many of Vlad's acts can be interpreted as efforts to strengthen and modernize the central government at the expense of the decaying feudal powers of nobility carried over from the Middle Ages. Draculea, or Son of the Dragon, and even signed documents with.
His actions were likely driven by one or more of three motives: personal or political vendettas, and the establishment of iron-fisted law and order in Wallachia. His father, Vlad II Dracul, born around 1395, was an illegitimate son of Mircea the Elder, an important early Wallachian ruler. Today, Vlad Tepes is still remembered. Vlad III seems to have had three brothers. There were many commercial routes between Wallachia and Transylvania, but the Saxon merchants from Transylvania supported by Matthias Corvinus wanted to be tax-free in Vlads country. . To survive, Walachia constantly made and broke alliances with greater powers. Credit is due under the terms of this license that can reference both the New World Encyclopedia contributors and the selfless volunteer contributors of the Wikimedia Foundation. But the incident that was to cause the greatest damage to his reputation took place in Brasov. "He captured the young Dan of the rival Danesti clan and had a grave dug for him and had a funeral service held according to Christian custom and beheaded him beside the grave. Vlad's older brother Mircea was also dead at this point, blinded with hot iron stakes and buried alive by his political enemies at Trgovite. The Ottoman war started when Vlad refused to pay tribute to the Sultan. Let us reverse the shoes of the horses so that when we leave the fortress and the Turks come, they will think we have entered when we have actually gone away' So they reversed the shoes and escaped through a secret passage, and crossed the.