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Beaumont Hotham, 3rd Baron Hotham (1794-1870), General
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Beaumont Hotham was a soldier, peer and long-standing Conservative Member of Parliament. He served in the Peninsular War from 1812 to 1814 and fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, later attaining the rank of general. In 1814, he had succeeded his grandfather as third Baron Hotham, but as this was an Irish peerage, it did not entitle him to a seat in the House of Lords. He was instead elected to the House of Commons in 1820, where he remained until 1868. By the time he retired from the House of Commons, he was one of the longest-serving Members of Parliament.