Richard Sugg, author of Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires: The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians (2011) is working on a new book, which I’m sure will pique the interest of many vampire enthusiasts. Advertisements
Everyone knows vampires feed by sinking their fangs into the necks of their victims. It’s one of the vampire’s distinctive traits. What may surprise the modern reader, however, is that this trope is a relatively recent addition to vampire lore.