In 1462 when the invading Muslim Sultan Mehmed II reached Tirgoviste, he saw a terrifying scene, remembered in history as “the Forest of the Impaled”, there, outside the city, were 20,000 Muslim prisoners, all impaled
"The vault beneath the Monument of Henry 7th and his queen in Westminster Abbey when opened 11 February, 1869, showing the remains cased in lead of James I, Henry VII, and Elizabeth of York. Drawn, at the discovery, by George Scharf."
creatures of myth: banshees In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. There are Irish families who are believed to have banshees attached to them, and whose cries herald the death of a member of that family.