Or, Vlad Dracula and truly so much stabbing I feel like I need a shower.
I ADORE your dirtbag stories about skanks throughout history! Have you considered writing about Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Elizabethan courtier who literally got away with murder and child rape? He's also considered by some to be the genius who actually wrote Shakespeare's plays. A nasty piece of work who wore some awesome hats ;-)
Dammit Allison I'm way too busy to be reading about batshit Dracula and Mr. Hyundai and all these people. Why are your posts so good! Like sliding a plate of tiramisu in front of me just when I'm about to have my oh-so-healthy-but-boring salad. Plus, on top of that, I'm a car girl so once I saw John Hyundai I had to read it through. BTW, I used to drive a manual transmission Honda Prelude, that would have shown these people how things are done!
More car puns please. Also, all the Vlads is reminiscent of Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, where almost all the characters over seven generations are all called some combination of Jose, Arcadio or Aureliano. Very easy to tell who’s who.
The whole invite to dinner and massacre sounds like what Christian II got up to and blew up the union of Denmark Sweden and Norway. (The Stockholm Bloodbath.) The Swedes still call him Christian the Terrible, and as a Dane, I can see where they are coming from.
Anyway, terrific tale from back when politics were not as dull as today...
I know exactly one guy from Romania. Guess what his name is. Freaking guess.
Just the best
...it involves *hoisting*...