Archaeologists Think They’ve Found the Dungeon Where Dracula Was Kept. The ruins of Tokat Castle in northern Turkey. (Photo: Avi Dolgin)
"On April 15th, 1436 Vlad and his younger brother were tutored in science, philosophy and the arts. Vlad also became a skilled horseman and warrior", according to Radu Florescu and Raymond McNally, former professors of history at Boston College. "They were treated reasonably well by the current standards of the time," Miller said. "Still, [captivity] irked Vlad, whereas his brother sort of acquiesced and went over on the Turkish side. But Vlad held enmity, and I think it was one of his motivating factors for fighting the Turks: to get even with them for having held him captive."