Richard Hotham (1722-1799)

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Sir Richard Hotham (5 October 1722 – 13 March 1799) was an English eighteenth century property developer and politician who rose from humble origins to a position of some power and influence. He is especially noted for his development of the Sussex village of Bognor into a seaside resort. He was also sometimes called Hotham the Hatter, to mark his original humble trade.

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