posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 04:08 AM
Here is wikipedias entry on his imprisonment.
" Vlad II also sent his two legitimate sons, Vlad and Radu, to the Ottoman
court, to serve as hostages of his loyalty. Radu converted to Islam,
entered the service of Sultan Murad II 's son, Mehmed II (later known as
the Conqueror), and was allowed into the Topkapı Palace . Radu was also
honored by the title Bey and was given command of the Janissary
So not only was he imprisoned by his enemy, but his father sent him to be imprisoned as a pawn. His father wouldn't be a threat with his two sons
imprisoned with the enemy. Imagine not trusting anyone, not even your closest family. That had to suck. Its also been insinuated that his younger
brother was perhaps a lover or atleast a confidant to the turkish sultan.
On a side note. Back around 1990 or 91, I went to a exhibit called Splendors of the Ottoman Sultans, in Memphis, TN. It had some awesome works of art.
I specifically remember a gold and jewel handled dagger with a huge ruby on the hilt. It was the Sultans personal dagger.