Mini Episode: King Radama II
Episode 1.11: The Assassination of King Radama II
In this mini episode, we look at King Radama II of Madagascar. Though he inherited an isolated island kingdom steeped in pagan tradition, Radama wanted to open up his country to Christianity and the modern world. He made powerful enemies during his short reign and was strangled to death by his own soldiers ... or so the official story goes. Rumors persisted that King Radama survived the assassination attempt and lived on in the remote jungle of the island - a folk hero who would one day reclaim his throne.