Musical tribute to Bath’s exiled King.

The Emperor and Mayor of Bath on the doorstep of the Bath Spa Hotel back in 1936.

Step aside Jane Austen and Mary Shelley and let’s give some cyber time to one of Bath’s most globally famous residents.

Haile Selassi – King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Elect of God and Emperor of Ethiopia spent five years in the city – between 1936 and 1941 – while in exile.

Fairfield House in Newbridge became his home and, on his return to Africa, he donated it to the city in 1958 as a residence for the elderly.

Now on his birthday – he was born on July 23rd 1892 – Majical x Kibir La Amlak have released “Do You Know” on all digital platforms.

Here’s the YouTube link

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Thanks to Esther Smith for the following…

This stile is on the river footpath and there is a carved stone next to it.
The carved stone at the Haile Selassie marked path
A better photo shows marker and carved rock. Cobra head symbol