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.
Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (Grace Mugabe), born 23 July 1965, an entrepreneur, politician, Zimbabwe First Lady, and the widow of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. By the time she was in her 20s, she had married an air force pilot named Stanley Goreraza, with whom she had a son, Russell. She was first secretary to the President Mugabe, before becoming his mistress and eventually rising to become Zimbabwe’s First Lady in 1996. Here’s Grace Mugabe 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.