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Africa’s last Emperor lived in Wimbledon

Haile Selassie (born 1892) was Ethiopia’s Regent from 1916 to 1930 and  its Emperor from 1930 to 1974.  When Italy invaded Ethiopia in 1935 he fled to UK, staying initially with a supportive family in Wimbledon (and later for 5 years here in … Continue reading

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