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Sir James Hope of Hopetoun, appointed Lord Hopetoun under the protectorate (1614–1661) by unknown artist in the collection of the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hope, Sir James, of Hopetoun, appointed Lord Hopetoun under the protectorate (1614–1661), industrialist and political radical, was born on 4 July 1614, the youngest of six sons (of whom four survived to adulthood) of Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, lord advocate (1573–1646), and ...

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Muntz, George Frederick (1794–1857), political reformer and industrialist, eldest son of Philip Frederick Muntz (d. 1811) and his wife, Catherine, née Purden, was born in Great Charles Street, Birmingham, on 26 November 1794. His ancestors were Poles, whom persecution drove to France...