had a policy of killing anyone who dared approach its borders -- a reaction to a 16th-century Jesuit attempt to convert the Abyssinians from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the second oldest Christian faith in the world, to Roman Catholicism.
is at the Liverpool Everyman tonight and tomorrow.
When he took himself to Africa in his early 30s (his first wife had died) he was determined to find the source of the Nile, travel extensively in Abyssinia
(today we call it Ethiopia) and map the deserts more accurately that anyone had done before.
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger was born at the British Legation in Addis Ababa in 1910 and spent his first nine years in Abyssinia
During the Second World War he served in Egypt, Sudan and Abyssinia
before being taken prisoner in the Battle of Crete.
Soon Italy would have its overseas dominion in Abyssinia
, and Adolf Hitler would be enclosing the German-speaking fringes of his nation in a European Reich.
I was born in the Legation (today's Embassy), which my father was in charge of, in 1910 and spent my childhood, until I was nearly nine, in Abyssinia
, as Ethiopia was called in those days.
1941 British troops invaded Italian-held Abyssinia
The Italians out in Abyssinia
the Portuguese across in Brazil and in Angola - in fact lots of of our EU friends were all spreading friendship and goodwill all over the world whilst the villainous British were busily robbing the rest of it blind.
Our front page told of the "magnificent work" of British troops in North and East Africa who were forcing "the Italians to fight on three fronts" in Libya, Sudan and Abyssinia
They allegedly stole $191,978 from the $412,775 Greater Abyssinia
Federal Credit Union between 2012 and 2015, which was chartered in 1959 to serve members of the Greater Abyssina Baptist Church in Cleveland.
1935: Italian forces invaded Abyssinia
after Mussolini's bombers pounded border towns.