Abyssinian Expedition and the life and reign of King Theodore with one hundred illustrations engraved from original sketches by the special artists and correspondents of the Illustrated London news, and reprinted from that journal : the history by Roger Acton

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  • Theodore -- II, -- Negus of Ethiopia, -- d. 1868.,
  • Abyssinian Expedition, 1867-1868

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Other titlesIllustrated London news, Abyssinia from the Illustrated London news
Statementby Roger Acton.
LC ClassificationsDT386
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Pagination[6], 77, [1] p., [74] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages77
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Open LibraryOL17331511M

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The British Expedition to Abyssinia was a rescue mission and punitive expedition carried out in by the armed forces of the British Empire against the Ethiopian r Tewodros II of Ethiopia, then often referred to by the anglicized name Theodore, imprisoned several missionaries and two representatives of the British government in an attempt to force the British government to Location: From Annesley Bay to Magdala, Ethiopia.

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/ With one hundred illustrations engraved from original sketches by the special artists and correspondents of the Illustrated London news, and reprinted from that journal. The history by Roger Acton. The Abyssinian Expedition and the Life and Reign of King Theodore, frontispiece portrait of Napier, pictorial title-page, numerous plates and illustrations, publisher's pictorial red cloth, upper cover with gilt-blocked illustration of an Expedition elephant and natives, 3 small inkspots, g.e.

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Tewodros II (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ, baptized as Sahle Dingil; c. – Ap ) was Emperor of Ethiopia from until his death in He was born Kassa Hailegiorgis (Ge'ez: ካሳ ኃይሉ; English: "restitution" and "His [or the] power").He was described as a 'romantic adventurer', a skillful and dauntless warrior, lion-like and an unselfish visionary.

Theodore had been gradually accumulating at Maqdala the few remnants of of all the property and plunder collected by the King. Here were ecclesiastical The Abyssinian expedition and the life and reign of King Theodore, London,75 ; H.

Stern, The captive missionary, London,14 Stanley, op. cit., ; vide also J. Consists of quotations from accounts of various travelers to Abyssinia. Page 31 - is all mountainous ; and it has been said, without any foundation in truth, that the Pyrenees, Alps, and Apennines, are but mole-hills compared to them.

I believe, however, that one of the Pyrenees, above St. John Pied de Port, is much higher than Lamalmon ; and that the mountain of St. Bernard, one of the Alps.

The Expedition to Magdala of was a memorable event in British Military history of warfare in general, and in the history of Ethiopia.

Meticulously planned and executed, the campaign was a triumph for its commander, Sir Robert Napier. It was notable for the use of Elephants imported from India, the building of a port railway and the use of breech-loading rifles, the first time they 5/5(1).

From "The Illustrated London News Record of the Glorious Reign of Queen Victoria The Life and The burning of Magdala, 19 AprilBritish Expedition to Abyssinia, Finding Body King Thedore At magdala dead Solider fighting battle war attack death siege fight charge The Battle of Magdala.

'The Abyssinian Expedition, Battle of Arogee, on Good Friday, April 10', (). British soldiers at Magdala in the Ethiopian Empire, historically known as Abyssinia. The British Expedition to Abyssinia, a rescue mission and punitive expedition, was carried out by the armed forces of the British Empire against the Ethiopian Empire.

The boy-prince Alamayou had every reason to look tragic. His father, the Emperor of Abyssinia, King of Kings, Son of David and Solomon, had just committed suicide after a crushing defeat by the.

The Abyssinian canon (Semanya Ahadu) consists of 46 Old Testament and 35 New Testament books. Besides the usually accepted books, they count Shepherd of Hermas, Synodos (Canons), Epistles of Clement, Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, 4 Ezra, Ascension of Isaiah, Book of Adam, Joseph ben Gorion, Enoch and Jubilees.

Fifteen years long, Birru Goshu was held captive until he was sentenced to death by Tewedros II’s successor Tekle Giyorgis II in Contrary to Birru Goshu, Blondeel Van Cuelebroeck’s life was not affected by this Abyssinian fiasco.

He went back to Belgium and was able to successfully pursue a career in diplomacy. Ethiopian Empire (Abyssinian Aksumite Empire) The Aksumite empire in Africa was originally a Semitic Jewish kingdom based at Axum (from around the second century BC), and founded, according to legend, by Menelik, son of King Solomon of Israel and the queen of seems much more likely that it was formed in the second century BC by Jewish settlers escaping from Elephantine in Egypt after.

King Theodore and the Abûna gave him permission to preach to the Falashas, which he did, visiting the various Jewish villages and settlements, and fixing his headquarters at Genda. He paid a visit to England inbut returned to Abyssinia at the close of THE collapse of the government of Haile Selassie represents the disappearance of the last stronghold of native imperialism in Africa.

There was a time when it was thought that European civilization, instead of being imposed on the peoples of northeast Africa by the Great Powers themselves, might reach them indirectly through the expansion of the Turkish, Egyptian and Abyssinian empires.

vii. PREFACE TO THE PRESENT EDITION. WHEN the English translation of the "Book of the Glory of Kings" appeared in it received a generous welcome from the gentlemen of the Press, and the approval of it by the public generally was shown by the fact that within two months from the day of publication a reprint was called for.

Excellent book - Alan Moorehead is to Nilotic Africa what Peter Hopkirk is to Central Asia, except that Moorehead did it decades earlier. That said, I cannot give this the 5 stars it probably deserves unless I could upgrade Moorehead's The White Nile to White Nile is simply the better book, if only because the White Nile itself is the better story/5(81).

The Abyssinian Expedition was intended to free some British subjects and other Europeans held in captivity by King Theodore following a series of misunderstandings. Its undertaking was delegated to the Bombay government and the command was entrusted to Field Marshal Sir Robert Napier, later commander-in-chief of the British army in India.

Embracing a narrative of King Theodore's life, and his treatment of political and religious missions by Henry Aaron Stern (Book) Narrative of the British mission to Theodore, king of Abyssinia: with notices of the countries Abyssinian Expedition ().

“King Theodore’s House, Magdala, Abyssinia, ” Photo by Sergeant John Harrold, 10th Company Royal Engineers BiBLiOGRAPHY Acton, Roger. The Abyssinian Expedition and the Life and Reign of King Theodore. London, Alvares, Francisco. Summary: A fascinating excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history, 'King Theodore's Mortar' recalls the reign of the Emperor Theodore, who defended his mountain-top stronghold with a massive ton gun.

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It lies some 20 miles south of Mekelle, the capital of urge to control this fortified mountainous place has provoked. Emperor Theodore committed suicide. For more information on the Abyssinian Expedition we recommend We recommend The King's Own The Story of a Royal Regiment Volume 2 by Colonel Lionel I Cowper - the best history of the King's Own.

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The. The basis of the book is an event that occurred in when Louis XIV sent an embassy of ministers, Jesuits, and a physician to the Negus or King of Abyssinian.

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