Vlad the Impaler was well known for punishing the people who defied him be impaling them on a stake and raising the in the town square, earning him the name Tepes, which means The Impaler, often he had stakes arranged in geometric patterns. Most of the time he would put them in a ring around of a city he is attacking, the height of the stake indicates their rank. People could be impaled for almost any crime, such as lying and stealing to killing. He also used other means of torture like cutting off limbs, strangulation, skinning, and boiling them alive((Internet) "Vlad the Impaler." 2014. 23 January 2014. http://www.vladtheimpaler.info/).
Impalement was and is one of the most gruesome ways of dying a person could imagine. Vlad normally had each limb of the person he was impaling attached to a horse while the stake was slowly forced into the body. The stake was oiled and was made sure the stake was not to sharp, so they would not die from shock. The stake was usually inserted into the body via the buttocks, but not always. Sometimes it went through the chest or abdomen. Babies were sometimes impaled on the same stake as their mother ((Internet) "The impalement." 2014. 29 January 2014. ).
In 1462, Vlad launched a campaign against the Turks along the Danube River, even though they had a more powerful military force under the command of Sultan Mehmed II. Even though the sultan’s ar...
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