Tag Archives: Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran

Flashback Friday: The Shah and His Wife Arrive In England

  February 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

February 17, 1955: The Queen Mary liner docks in Southampton, delivering a pair of very important guests to England Рthe Shah of Iran and his wife, the glamorous Queen Soraya.

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Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party

  February 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm by

Last week the BBC aired a documentary about the celebrations in Persepolis in 1971, where the ‘King of King’s’ Shah Mohammad Reza of Iran celebrated 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. Central question in the documentary is if the grandiose celebrations hastened the downfall of the Imperial regime and the start of the Iranian revolution. The celebrations were described as ‘the biggest party the world has ever seen’. Ayatollah Khomenei … Continue reading

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