The Butler who served Haile Selassie was named Jesus

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie had a butler called Jesus

A new book is out documenting Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie’s exile in the UK in late 1930s.

Called Imperial Exile, it’s written by former BBC journalist Keith Bowers and shows the difficulties faced by the royal family who fled Ethiopia after then-Italian leader Mussolini invaded in 1936.

He told BBC Africa’s Akwasi Sarpong about the late emperor’s time in Bath, where he had a butler called Jesus.

Jesus and Haile Selassie

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