Lord Robert Cecil
Lord Robert Cecil (referred to as ‘Salisbury’ from 1868) was another ardent supporter of the Confederacy in Parliament. This Conservative Member for Stamford, Lincolnshire, was the brother-in-law of A. J. B. Beresford-Hope, the Chairman of the London branch of the Southern Independence Association, of which Cecil was a member, in addition to being a subscriber of the Confederate Cotton Loan.
Three years after the war, Cecil became the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury and a three-time Prime Minister. Salisbury’s pro-Confederate sympathies lasted until death, and a portrait of General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson remains in his Hertfordshire estate of Hatfield House.