The Earl of Buckinghamshire at the Society's 20th anniversary service in Great Hampden Church

The Ship Money monument at Prestwood

The Palace of Westminster in the 17th century

Pyrton Manor, home of John Hampden's first wife

The former Lord Williams's Grammar School, Thame

The Earl of Buckinghamshire at the 350th anniversary ceremony in Thame

St Mary Magdalene church, Great Hampden

Charles I tries to arrest the Five Members in the House of Commons

John Hampden's funeral in 1643

Arthur Goodwin, Hampden's lifelong friend

The Great Hall at Hampden House

St Mary Magdalene church and Hampden House

Hampden's regiment marching through Thame

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No. 94 – Summer 2020

● First Virtual Meeting – Zoom ● Acquisition of a locket of Hampden’s Hair
● Book Review – Hampden’s England by John Drinkwater
● The Cony Case – Ship Money Mark 2
● Revd Richard Lenthall

Facsimile of the Domesday Book entry for Great and Little Hampden

A copy of the entry for Hampden in the Domesday Book. The Domesday is not easy to read. It is […]

No. 93 – Spring 2020

● Message from The Chairman
● A Play about the Ship Money Trial – Jim Rodda
● Proposal for a Hampden plaque in Great Hampden Church
● Plans for the 2021 AGM on the IOW
● Book Review: To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer
● Talk to the Newbury U3A Military History Group
● Letter from Members Richard & Mary Hambly
● Plague Comes to Great Hampden (Rev Robert Lenthall)

Thame History Fair has been postponed until Sunday 25th October 2020.

The Society will be represented at the fair. Any members who would like to help should contact The Hon Secretary […]

No. 92 – Winter 2019/20

● A new Vice-President – Sir Lindsay Hoyle
● Obituary – Olive Amy Entwhistle
● The Swan at Three Mile Cross
● Book review – Notes of proceedings of the Long Parliament by Sir Ralph Verney
● Hampden Clubs and The Peterloo Massacre part 2

The Society’s 2020 AGM: POSTPONED

To be held at The King’s Head, Market Square, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20 2RW, (Date and time to be confirmed).

Bucks Local History Network Conference Saturday 24th October (provisional date)

Plans for the 2020 Bucks Local History Network Conference were well advanced before the current ban on ‘gatherings’ as a […]

No. 91 – Autumn 2019

● The threat to the Chalgrove Battlefield
● Talks – U3A Thame, U3A Croxley Green and The Grove Park Group
● A new Hampden feature in Aylesbury
● The Duel Stone story
● An offshore AGM?

No. 90 – Summer 2019

● A talk by Ian Beckett (a leading military historian)
● Bruce Alexander’s text of his 2019 AGM speech
● Book review – By The Sword Divided
● TV review – Charles I Downfall of a King
● The Hampden Clubs – and The Peterloo Massacre

A Military Historian’s Civil War

Professor Ian Beckett’s illustrated talk at the Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, on 6th July 2019.

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