the military commander of an area, but it usually had a greater meaning. The father was assassinated while he was holding this position (Wirkkala). Vlad then began many campaigns to regain his father’s seat (Lallanilla). This was only the beginning of the need for power that Vlad started to have. Vlad was successful in regaining the political power the
In the ongoing battle to preserve the idea and interests of Catholicism, Vlad Dracul was inducted into the “Order of the Dragon”. This was a semi-military religious society. Their goal; to ensure the wellness and prosperity of Catholicism and to fight of the constant threat of the Turks. It is important to note
A Viking can see if another Viking is wealthy by what type of weapons they use. A wooden axe is a common weapon amongst Thralls; they might possibly have a shield as well. Spears were also seen and used regularly by people of lower wealth, as they weren’t very hard to make. If a Viking wants to get a weapon that is cheap and easy to make but they are wealthy, they can get their weapon decorated for a higher price. A sword is only available to a Viking who is extremely wealthy or higher up in the social structure such as Jarl.
Vlad the Impaler was born in 1431. He was born in the Transylvanian city of Sighisoara. The same year that Vlad was born, his father was admitted into the “Order of Dragon”. “The order, founded in 1410 by Sigismund the Holy Roman emperor demanded the members to defend Christianity and resist the Ottoman Turks, who were Muslim.” ("The UnMuseum - Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler." The UnMuseum - Real Dracula: Vlad the
He was also called by the names Vlad III, Vlad Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. Stoker even said in his book that Vlad The Impaler was the Dracula from his story. He must, indeed, have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk, over the great river on the very frontier of Turkey-land. (Chapter 18, p 145) Prince Vlad the Impaler, who hailed from Transylvania, was the inspiration for author Bram Stoker's classic 1897 book Count Dracula which went on to spawn dozens of
Gustavus III employed some enlightened concepts in Sweden. King Gustavus III (1771-1792) reasserted the power of the monarchy. He proved to be one of the most enlightened kings of his age. By command, he instituted freedom of religion, speech, and press and also established a new code of justice that removed the use of torture. In addition, his economic improvements smacked of laissez-faire.
The sovereign state in Russia developed under the influence of Ivan the Great (III) and Ivan the Terrible (IV), who are known as the two key figures in the process of centralization. When Ivan III began/started his reign Moscow had become the political and religious centre of Russia (Dukes, 1998, p.42). One of the major contributions in the centralization process were made by Ivan the Great since he took part in the ingathering process of Russian lands and thus, expanded and centralize the Muscovite state and consequently ended the period of Appanage Rus (Ziegler, 1999). He conquered new territories and distributed these to loyal army officers which in return had to support him in military campaigns; accordingly with this. In 1480 Ivan ended foreign conquests of Russia by raising the military apparatus and defeating the Mongols.
He believed that princes must use violence to maintain power within their princedoms, which shows that Machiavelli saw political power and leaders as weak and unstable. He saw this as the Italian city-states fought for control over land. He also witnessed this as the Medici family lost power in Florence and the new ruler, Girolamo Savonarola, took over. Savonarola, a Dominican monk, was incredibly pious. He hosted the Bonfire of the Vanities and burned art, fashion, jewels, and other secular objects.
As time went on it became clear that Emperor Heliogabalus was not fit to be Emperor of Rome. The first thing that went wrong was when a painting of Heliogabalus was sent to the senate house in Rome. This created a big problem because this was hung up right next to the statue of the goddess of Victoria, so any time a senator made an offer to Victoria they were also making offers to Heliogabalus. This caused revolts to breakout across Rome because of how upset some people were over this behavior. Another thing that the Emperor did that led to his downfall was his obsession with his religion and the Syrian sun god that he frequently worshipped.
Before receiving kingship of Rome, Romulus helped to restore Numitor’s authority after unjustly getting his kingship taken away from him, thus exemplifying Romulus’ possession of the two most important Roman virtues, courage, and manliness (Livius, 704). Moreover, Romulus displays