Madagascar had a king.  And then they didn’t.  But maybe they still did.  To this day no one is entirely sure. It begins with Madagascar’s Queen Ranavalona, who through bloody conquest managed to unite most of the island under her rule while also successfully keeping Europe at bay.  The only problem was that to accomplish …

  • May 14, 2021
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“She is certainly one of the proudest and cruel women on the face of the earth, and her whole history is a record of bloodshed and deeds of horror,”  Ida Pfeiffer, Austrian Explorer Of course, the Austrian explorer Ida Pfeiffer had reason to hold a grudge against Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar; quite to her …


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