The Mitchell clan has provided the world with many successful entrepreneurs. Two of modern Britain’s best known companies began life as Mitchell businesses.
In addition, two Mitchells, living at opposite ends of the earth, left almost identical legacies. It was an astonishing coincidence and to this day millions of people have reaped the benefit of their outstanding generosity.
But another Mitchell is remembered for different reasons. He fought for his religious convictions and paid a horrible price in the tumultuous seventeenth century.