If anyone embodies the archetype of the evil that was Auschwitz, it is surely Josef Mengele. Dubbed by the inmates, and survivors of the camp the “Angel of Death,” the immaculate doctor, with a slight flick of the finger, would casually select those permitted to live, and work, and those destined to die in the gas chambers. Among those he selected to live, were the subjects upon whom he conducted his infamous race-inspired medical experiments. His postwar escape to South America, and prolonged successful evasion from capture (in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil) only reinforced the fear and mystique of the man.
Edward Colston was born 2 November in 1636 and died in 1721. A significant proportion of Colson’s wealth came directly or indirectly from the slave trade. It is estimated that during Colston’s involvement with the RAC, it transported over 100,000 African men, women and children, who were branded with the company’s initials on their chest. Over 19,000 of them died on their journey to the Caribbean and the rest of the Americas due to unhygienic conditions on the ships. Designed to maximise profit and hold as many enslaved people as possible, the boats were hotbeds for dysentery, dehydration and scurvy.
Colonel Thomas Moore, known informally as Captain Tom, a former British Army officer, was born on 30 April 1920. Captain Tom Moore helped raised over £29m for NHS regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). Here’s Tom Moore Biography.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to Captain Moore: “If we, as a country, can show the same spirit, optimism and energy shown by Captain Tom Moore, then I have absolutely no doubt we will beat it. Together, we will come through this all the faster and the United Kingdom will emerge stronger than ever before.”
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.