Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, Bart.

Just updated the Hope’s page to include a link to Sir Thomas Hope’s Diary from 1633 to 1646. 

Just in case you’d like a little light reading?

Sir Thomas Hope Diary

Also, I am reading the Historic novel Hope Endures by Nigel Trantor which paints a pretty good picture of the life and times of Sir Thomas Hope and the historical figures around that time. I found it especially interesting reading about the Dutch East India Company connection and the various trading negotiations going on around that time.

Hope Endures

The enthralling story of Thomas Hope, who counseled three kings through a tumultuous time in Scottish history. The son of an Edinburgh merchant, Hope had a spectacular beginning to his career—at the age of seventeen, he traveled to France to triumph in his first court case and caught the attention of his young king, James VI. It was the beginning of a life at the heart o …more