Haile Selassie

Standard Name: Haile Selassie
Used Form: Emperor Haile Selassie
Used Form: Emperor of Abyssinia
Used Form: Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia


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death Sylvia Pankhurst
On the wall above her deathbed hung an election manifesto written by her father when he was a candidate for the Independent Labour Party in Manchester in 1895. Emperor Haile Selassie ensured that she should...
Employer Una Marson
UM accompanied Haile Selassie as his personal secretary to the League of Nations in Geneva, where his plea for assistance for the Abyssinian people was unsuccessful.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press.
Friends, Associates Una Marson
While working for Selassie , UM met the writer and racial activist Nancy Cunard , who was in Geneva as a reporter for the American Associated Negro Press . Later her BBC work enabled her...
Friends, Associates Sylvia Pankhurst
She and Haile Selassie were also personal friends.
Kettle, Martin. “Sylvia Pankhurst’s popularity shows the shifting nature of politics”. theguardian.com.
Friends, Associates Rosita Forbes
In FinlandRF met the national hero Marshal Mannerheim .
Forbes, Rosita. Gypsy in the Sun. Cassell.
On her first visit to the USA she met Rebecca West , Ruth Draper , Anna Pavlova , and H. G. Wells ; on...
Occupation Una Marson
UM was one of a very large crowd that gathered at Waterloo Station to greet the Emperor Haile Selassie on his arrival in London as an exile shortly after his surrender to Mussolini 's Italian troops.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press.
Occupation Una Marson
The very next day, Italian troops crossed the Abyssinian border and occupied several cities, ultimately forcing the Emperor Haile Selassie to surrender, which he did in May 1936.
Jarrett-Macauley, Delia. The Life of Una Marson, 1905-65. Manchester University Press.
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Other Life Event Sylvia Pankhurst
During her first visit to Ethiopia, Emperor Haile Selassie awarded SP the Order of Sheba and a Patriot's Medal with Five Palms (one for each year of the Ethiopian war with Italy).
Romero, Patricia W. E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical. Yale University Press.
politics Sylvia Pankhurst
SP took up political causes again in 1932, speaking out against fascism in general and Mussolini in particular. When Italy began hostilities against Ethiopia in December 1934, SP and Corio used this event to focus...
Textual Features Rosita Forbes
RF published when Mussolini had conquered and exiled Haile Selassie , but before Queen Wilhelmina had fled from home before the invading Nazis , or Russia had switched sides and entered the war against Germany...
Textual Production Sylvia Pankhurst
She dedicated the work to Emperor Haile Selassie . She had been gathering material since October 1951, when she visited Ethiopia to do research. SP underwrote the production costs with her subscriber base and by...
Textual Production Evelyn Waugh
He had written it between September 1931 and May 1932.
Waugh, Evelyn. Black Mischief. Little, Brown and Company.
He dedicated it to a pair of aristocratic friends, Ladies Mary and Dorothy Lygon . It appeared a few months before Winifred Holtby 's...
Textual Production Winifred Holtby
WH 's inspiration for the novel came from reports of the coronation of the Emperor of Abyssinia in 1930.
Shaw, Marion, and Winifred Holtby. “Introduction”. Mandoa, Mandoa!, Virago, p. ix - xix.
Evelyn Waugh , who was present at the coronation, based his novel Black Mischief on...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Rosita Forbes
She observes that she can write at first hand about most of the men who—to-day—are making war, or struggling to prevent it in three continents.
Charques, Richard Denis. “Admirer with a Notebook”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 1992, p. 166.
The dominant figures of Hitler and Stalin are flanked...
Travel Evelyn Waugh
EW set out to spend five months in Africa, travelling first to Abyssinia (now Ethiopia) for the coronation of Haile Selassie , then to Aden, Zanzibar, Kenya, Elizabethville (now Lumumbashi), Rhodesia...


3 October 1935-9 May 1936: Italy (ruled by Benito Mussolini) invaded...

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3 October 1935-9 May 1936

Italy (ruled by Benito Mussolini ) invaded Abyssinia (present-day Ethiopia).

Early May 1936: The Italo-Abyssinian War ended with Mussolini's...

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Early May 1936

The Italo-Abyssinian War ended with Mussolini 's proclamation of Italy's annexation of Abyssinia (today called Ethiopia).


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