Main reign (1456–62)
Vlad's actions after 1456 are well documented. He seems
to have led the life of all the other princes of
Wallachia, spending most of his time at the court of
Târgovişte, occasionally in other important cities, such
as Bucharest, drafting laws, meeting foreign envoys and
presiding over important judicial trials.
The Shadows by L.A.
made public appearances on relevant occasions, such as
religious holidays and major fairs. As a pastime he
probably enjoyed hunting on the vast princely domain,
with his friends.
He made some additions to the palace
in Târgovişte (out of which Chindia Tower is today the
most notable remainder), reinforced some castles, like
the one at Poienari, where he also had a personal house
He also made donations to various churches
and monasteries, one such place being the monastery at
Lake Snagov where he is supposed to have been
Dracula - Vlad III the Impaler - Mircea