WARTIME: A History Series

S04E03: Shaka Zulu

May 21, 2015

In the tumultuous history of Southern Africa one man reigns supreme and his exploits were nothing short of revolutionary. Shaka Zula was born to humble beginnings and ostracized by his father, but through political intrigue and extraordinary violence would come to rule the Zulu nation. Using innovative new tactics yet unseen in Sub-Saharan Africa, Shaka’s reign would become one of brutal conquest and absolute consolidation. By the end of his life the Zulu Empire would be home to over a quarter of a million people and be the premiere superpower of Southern Africa. On this episode we discuss Shaka Zulu, his life and legacy.

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