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Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

(1589-1645), Parliamentarian army officer and politician; MP for Beverley

Sitter in 8 portraits
Parliamentarian; commander of Hull; his refusal to admit Charles I into Hull resulted in a fierce siege, the first military action of the war; he was later executed for making secret negotiations with the Royalists.

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Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt, by Thomas Simon - NPG 4364

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

by Thomas Simon
silver medal, 1645
On display in the Room 5 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4364

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt, published by Robert Walton - NPG D36000

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

published by Robert Walton
etching, circa 1647-1660
NPG D36000

King Charles I in conversation with John Hotham at the Gates of Hull, possibly by Nicholas Henri Tardieu, possibly after  Charles Parrocel - NPG D26393

King Charles I in conversation with John Hotham at the Gates of Hull

possibly by Nicholas Henri Tardieu, possibly after Charles Parrocel
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D26393

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt, after Unknown artist - NPG D26938

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 18th century
NPG D26938

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt, published by William Richardson, after  Unknown artist - NPG D26937

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

published by William Richardson, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1800
NPG D26937

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt, published by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after  Unknown artist - NPG D26936

Sir John Hotham, 1st Bt

published by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, after Unknown artist
etching, published 2 February 1802
NPG D26936

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