We know you love the bad guys, but this one is close to impossible to like. The fact that he perpetrated his crimes against humanity only three generations ago makes it somehow more monstrous. When the story of humanity is told, King Leopold II of the Belgians will not find himself covered in glory. Join us on this journey into the Heart of Darkness…
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My Dearest Uncle: A Life of Leopold, First King of the Belgians – Joanna Richardson
King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa – Adam Hochschild
Red Rubber: King Leopold II’s Regime; the Belgian Slave Trade in the Congo over Twenty Years, 1890-1910
The Congo Free State: The History and Legacy of the Colony Established by King Leopold II of Belgium