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Video: 10 Facts History Got Wrong About The Real Dracula

Everyone has heard of Vlad the Impaler, the notorious medieval ruler said to be the inspiration for Dracula. Countless tales are told of his penchant for impaling and torture, drinking blood, and ruling with an iron fist. How many of these stories are actual historical fact is highly debated, so this week we’re traveling to Transylvania to look at the real life of Vlad Tepes, the supposed inspiration for fiction’s most famous vampire.

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