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I do not know which question is the right one -- what is next? Or -- what was before?

If you believe in cause&effect, you will travel back in time...

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Part I. Prince and King

This is one of first pages we built in May 1998 and our children asked not to redesign it, to keep it the way it is as a memory of how Sellassie websites began. You can travel to other pages and other Sellassie sites and bookmark what you like. Many of them grown and changing... Thank you for your interest and time.

What does make one a great man? Do you want to know? I do...

Father & Son - Read BIRTH OF A PRINCE Boy Tafari and his father Ras Makonnen. Turn of the century. (See photographs at V&A Museum, London)

Tafari-boy
The boy was born on July 23, 1892, in the year of St. John, according to Ethiopian tradition of dedicating each year to one of the four evangelists. John the Divine, who recieved the Revelation of the end of the world and the Judgement Day. It all was ahead. Menelik and teenager TafariWith Menelik
In 1904 Tafari was made governor of a district in province of Harrar. He was twelve.

Iyassu, Menelik's grandson, (center) was Ethiopian Emperor till 1917, when he was deposed by Ras Tafari (left). Ras Beru Welde Gebreal (right). With Yasu

Empress Zewditu.

Ras (Prince) Tafari was a regent since 1917, in 1927 he became Negus (King). Here is the photo of this period. Ras Tafari in a traditional warrior dress. Ras Tafari
In 1930 he became Negusa Negus (King of Kings). I'll find better photos of the coronation. Here is one.Coronation, 1930

"At 8 am on November the Second coronation began at the St. George Cathedral. Two hours later a 101-gun salute was fired and the Emperor went for a two-mile journey through his capital."

"The status accorded to the Ethiopian monarch corresponded very largely with his position as laid down in the country's traditional legal code, the Fetha Negast, or `Laws of the Kings,' which proclaimed the Divine Right of Kings on Scriptual basis." (Pankhurst)

The doctrine remains monophysite in holding that Christ had but one nature -- the divine, rather than two natures, the numan and the divine, while still recognizing the Trinity (Sellassie). (Spencer)

Coronation Sellassie (Power of Trinity),
the Emperor (official well known picture)
He was 38.

"The imperial dignity shall remain perpetually attached to the line of Haile Sellassie I,
descendent of King Sahle Sellassie,
whose line descends without interruption from the dynasty of Menelik I,
son of the Queen of Ethiopia, the Queen of Sheba,
and King Solomon of Jerusalem."
(Ethiopian Constitution)


THE WAR

Perhaps, it was the darkest time of life. He lost everything. He knew the war was coming and Ethiopia couldn't win it...

War 1935 - see it!During the Italian War in 1935
With sonThe front.
The boy on the left is Prince Mekonnen (the Emperor's second son).

What do you now? What is next?


His speech to the League of Nations
NEXT: Exile in England and return to Ethiopia in 1941. War & Exile
1960 Coup: Lost sons HISTORY II -- PHOTOS & TEXTS
REVOLUTION -- HISTORY III

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