Vernicious Knids

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Impaled by Vlad...

I've just started reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova about the gruesome historical figure Vlad the Impaler. Bram Stoker's Dracula was loosely based on Vlad's real life exploits. He would apparently often eat bread dipped in his victims' blood. Interestingly, Wikipedia states that Queen Elizabeth II and her children are descendants of Vlad. So I guess it's fair to say that the royal family are bloodsuckers!

Vlad the Impaler also has some interesting information about Vlad.
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  • At 6:00 pm, Anonymous drac_fan_#1 said…

    I luv this book and the ending is great too. Like you're comment about the royals. ROTFL. Keep it up.

  • At 6:26 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Thanks for visiting drac_fan_#1 - I like your display name!

  • At 5:02 am, Anonymous xveotr-qt said…

    I heard she wrote this when she was still a student.

  • At 11:18 pm, Blogger verniciousknids said…

    Really?! Well I'm enjoying her book a lot - am half way through it now.

    Thanks for visiting xveotr-qt!


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