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John Hamilton, 2nd Baron Belhaven, 1656 - 1708. Statesman
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John Hamilton, 2nd Baron Belhaven, 1656 - 1708. Statesman
  • Scottish Art
During the debates in the Scottish parliament leading up to the Act of Union, Lord Belhaven sprang to fame with his eloquent speech strongly opposing the legislation. He was one of the leaders of the 'patriotic' party which wished to retain Scotland's independence and in 1708 he was imprisoned on suspicion of supporting an attempted French invasion.

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  • Acc. No. PG 1553
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 76.20 x 63.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1950