In this episode of Half-Arsed History, separate the truth from the fiction of the legacy of the brutal Vlad the Impaler, who is known for the harsh cruelty he showed to his foes.
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Image: Unknown. Vlad Ţepeş, the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia. Circa 16th century. Oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna. Via Wikimedia Commons.