James, both king of Scotland and Stuart king of England before creating the kingdom of Great Britain, was born on 19 June 1566 in Edinburgh Castle. James married Anna, the sister of the Danish king, Christian IV. They had numerous children, three of whom survived infancy: Henry, who died after a short illness in 1612, Charles who was to succeed James, and Elizabeth, who married Frederick, elector of Palatine, and the swiftly deposed King of Bohemia. Romantically she has become known as the Winter Queen. Here’s King James I and VI biography and profile.
Tom Holland (Thomas Stanley Holland), born 1 June 1996 in England. Holland has attended the Donhead Preparatory School, Wimbledon College and the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in England. Tom Holland is known for his role as Peter Parker and Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but years ago, he was an unknown actor with a background in theater. Here’s Tom Holland Biography and Profile.
Rishi Sunak, born 12 May 1980, is a British politician who is currently serving as the Chancellor of the Exchequer from February 2020. After Sajid Javid dramatically quit as chancellor, his former deputy at the Treasury, Rishi Sunak, takes the job having agreed to a joint Number 10-Number 11 team of advisers. Here’s Rishi Sunak Biography and Profile.
Ian Paisley, born 6 April 1926, was probably the most fiery, uncompromising and bellicose Ulster politician throughout the North’s Troubles. Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside PC, was a loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland. Here’s Ian Paisley Biography and Profile.
Martin McGuinness (James Martin Pacelli McGuinness), was born on 23 May 1950. McGuinness’ middle name was after Pope Pius XII. Martin McGuinness was the IRA leader who became a peace negotiator – a committed Irish republican who ended up shaking hands with the Queen. Together with Gerry Adams, he was the main republican architect of the move towards a political solution to Northern Ireland’s problems. Here’s Martin McGuinness Biography and Profile.
Gerry Adams, Irish Republican Politician, President of Sinn Féin, was born in West Belfast on 6 October 1948 into a family with close ties to both the trade union and republican movements. His father, Gerry senior, had been shot while taking part in an IRA attack on a police patrol in 1942 and was subsequently imprisoned. Here’s Gerry Adams Biography and Profile.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, born 25 September 1969, in Mumbles, a seaside town near Swansea in south Wales, to a seamstress mother and a chocolatier father, Catherine was a performer from the start. A tap dance champion at age 11, she left home shortly after her 15th birthday to appear in West End musicals, including a turn in 42nd Street where she famously replaced the ailing lead and stole the part right out from under her. Catherine Zeta-Jones is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress known for such films as ‘Traffic’ and ‘Chicago.’ She is married to actor Michael Douglas. Here’s Catherine Zeta-Jones Biography and Profile.
Antonis Samaras, a Greek politician who served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2012 to 2015. A member of the New Democracy party. New Democracy narrowly secured victory in the June polls, and Mr Samaras said the result represented a vote for the country “to remain on its European path and in the eurozone”. Here’s Antonis Samaras Biography and Profile.