Timeline of Eritrean Events

Discussion About : # Theodor II takes European as hostages

1865 | Theodor (Hatsey Terdros) takes 64 Europeans as hostages after his failed request for Military support from queen victory, to fight Muslims around Abyssinia. He took all of the hostages to Ethiopia with intentions of using them as a bargaining chips for Military help from European powers. In return however, Queen Victoria sends British colonial troops to Abyssinia to fights Hatsey Tedros. During this event, military buildup becomes a common view in Eritrea. Elephants carrying canons, Villagers start to flee, and British colonial troops under Sir Robert Napier finally liberated the 64 Europeans and Kassa committed suicide.

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