Otázka: Famous British and American personalities
QUEEN ELIZABETH II.
Is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states. She was born in 1926 in London. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor. She is the daughter of King George VI. and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Queen Mother). She was educated at home by tutors. During Second World War she served as ATS ambulance driver. (She also attended a car-mechanic course and can drive a lorry.)
In 1947 she married Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh. They have four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Her coronation was on 2nd June,1953.
She lives in London in Buckingham palace and usually goes to Scotland for holidays. Elizabeth also likes animals. She owns about 30 racehorses and has 2 “first” dogs her own breed.
Queen Elizabeth is for many people symbol of British monarchy.
SIR WINTSTON CHURCHIL
Was a British politician who was the prime minister of the UK. He was born in 1874 in Woodstock. Churchil also served in the navy and during First World War he served as the First Lord of the Admiralty. In the 1920s and 1930s he served as an member of parliament for both Liberal and Conservative Parties. In late 1930s was Churchil one of the few who warned against Hitler. He was thePrime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. He led Britain as Prime Minister and won the war with Germany. He’s known as father of modern conservatism. And he died in 1965.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Was a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. MLK was, and still is, a real symbol of freedom. He was born in 1929 in Georgia. He studied for a priest and he became a priest in Montgomery, Alabama. Soon became one of the leaders of the Afro-American community.
From 1955 to 1956 was MLK elected president of a organization which was responsible for the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott.
He is the most important speaker of the Afro-American community. His most famous speech during a demonstration in Washington D.C. is known as I have a dream. His final speech I´ve Been to the Mountaintop in 1968 in Memphis are among his most famous utterances and the next day after he was shot.