Thomas Hobson(1544?-1631), The Cambridge Carrier and perpetrator of 'Hobson's choice'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Hobson was a carrier from Cambridge who refused to hire his horses out of their proper turn. The expression 'Hobson's choice' derived from his habit of offering his customers 'either this one or none'.
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