John F Kennedy is one of the most well-known and best loved Presidents of the United States. Most people know more about his assassination than anything else, but he had a really incredible (and unlucky) family, many affairs and a crisis or two of global proportions to deal with during his short term in the Oval Office. Find out from Anthony and Gareth about some of the less obvious things JFK got up to in this episode of Blind History – brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.

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Shaka kaSezangakhona was Africa’s first imperialist. Before Shaka, there were tribes… after Shaka there was a kingdom. In this episode we trace the story of Shaka the warrior, the madman and the leader – because he was all three and more. The soil of our country is stained with the blood of his conquests, and the province of KwaZulu-Natal decorated with the glories of his achievements. You might love or hate him by the end of the episode, but you won’t be able to ignore him. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.

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If you feel like an underachiever, compared to Alexander, you are. Before he had even turned 30, he had conquered all of the known world. A military genius, divinity, tyrant, poet and alcoholic, his story is full of surprising twists. Find out about his horse, his lovers, and his death on this episode of Blind History, where Alexander III of Macedon became known to history as Alexander the Great. Brought to you by Taylor Blinds & Shutters.

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Blind History is a crash course in getting to know history’s greatest men and women – and by great we don’t always mean good. Hosted by Gareth Cliff and Anthony Mederer from Taylor Blinds & Shutters, this series will tell you what the history books sometimes leave out – the sordid stories, the less well-known details, some of the stuff they didn’t teach you at school.

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