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on 23 October 2011
An example of Mr Bereford's scholarship -

Chapter 3: "Historical Roots: The Vampire in the Middle ages", page 45:-

"It is interesting that in the 2005 film 'Kingdom of Heaven', depicting the Crusades and the fight for the Holy Land, a woman who had committed suicide had her head cut off before burial; this practice itself has links with vampirism, as in folklore one way of destroying a vampire was to cut off its head."

Indeed. For obvious reasons, I gave up reading the book at this point. Towards the end of it there is a section about the tragic murder of Sophie Lancaster. What that has to tell us about vampires, I can't imagine.

You're better off reading Radu Florescu and Raymond T. McNally's In Search of Dracula or Basil Copper's The Vampire in Legend, Fact and Art .
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