Madagascar · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profile – The Mad Queen of Madagascar

Remember our feature on Queen Ranavalona III? I know some of you were disappointed that despite her education and intelligence, she wasn't able to actually rule. Well, that's not a problem for Queen Ranalanova I. Hold on to your hats and pearls, for this is quite a story. Ranavalona I is often referred to as… Continue reading Pocket Profile – The Mad Queen of Madagascar

Madagascar · Pocket Profiles

Pocket Profiles – Queen Ranavalona III

This Pocket Profile focuses on another queen with a dramatic story, someone who was the last of her kind: Ranavalona III, the last monarch of Madagascar. She was born Princess Razafindrahety on November 22, 1861, a niece of the reigning Queen of Madagascar, Ranavalona II. The princess was a member of the Andriana, the noble… Continue reading Pocket Profiles – Queen Ranavalona III