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Radu is dying

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The voivode Radu cel Frumos is dying.

The scene of poisoning is my own imagination. In fact, Radu was killed by his rivals from Stefan cel Mare in the year 1477, Brasov.

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CORVUSTears's avatar
Poor Radu... Dying such a horrible death- no matter what it is, poisoning or killing surrounded by enemies and away from the beloved who cannot help you, it's stil horrible and cruel.
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Actually it's it not know how he died. More chances that he was executed by Stefan cel Mare.
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Yeah, I know it. And that's why I don't like Stefan cel Mare- he's such a saint, but kills innocent people like Radu... And Radu was his COUSIN! A freaking COUSIN! And he (Stefan) married his daughter, right? It's kind of incest! CURSE YOU! Well, history is history...
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He wasn't a saint as well as Vlad, both of them were cruel and womanizers. I don't see in them any christian values besides crusades in which they killed so many people. At least Vlad is not saint and it is reasonable.
Yes. Stefan's father was Bogdan II, son of Alexandru cel Bun - who is is a father of Radu's mother, Cneajna Vasilissa, so yeah, with Radu they are cousins, not very related, but they have the same grandfather - Alexandru, and their parents are Half siblings. It means they still share one blood. Incest marriage (only between cousin) was a normal practice in Islam, but NOT in Christianity. The prohibited degree of kinship according to Medieval rules forbid marriages to anyone up to and including a sixth cousin. So what about Stefan eh? The fact that he captured Radu's 10 years old daughter and married her when she was 15 and he - 45, it sounds like he was a pedophile. Scary.
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OK, I was wrong. Sorry...
Yeah, it's scary... But: in  XIV and XV century, in Poland, lived and ruled a queen (Jadwiga, link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadwiga_…) from Hungarian dynasty, and she was like 11 or 12 when she married a 30 or 40- years old Lithuanian prince Jagiełło (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82a…)
And it was normal. Including marriages between cousins, sister and brother and the sister of your dead wife (link to the article: www.historyundressed.com/2009/…). And they were Christian marriages, not Muslim. But yeah, capturing 10- year old girl and slowly preparing to marry her... It's not well:( (Sad) 
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Wrong about what? No, you were right that they were cousins related by blood of one grandfather. So according tho Christian rules Stefan actually indulged in forbidden marriage. I think it's still strange. Just like Christianity is about strict chastity while so many christian rulers make bastard kids? It's a disgusting hypocrisy. It's creepy.
Touch-Not-This-Cat's avatar
Such incidents helped inspire Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”. How did his uncle get dispensation to marry his sister in law? Most likely bribery.
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Yes, and Church accepted this.
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CORVUSTears's avatar
I kinda agree with you- I just think that it was history, and well, acts like this one were normal. But yeah, that's why I actually don't go to church anymore- Christianity is about strict chastity while a lot of people (even those connected with religion, sic!) make a lot of evil things... Is it REALLY a religion about love and friendship? I don't think so...
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I don't have anything against religion. I don't get people who distort it and use it for their own ways, esp. political.
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Very lovely. I love the bloody tears pouring out as he's slowly dying 
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