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
Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth. Reproduced by permission of Chatsworth Settlement Trustees.

The Great Hall at Hampden House

St Mary Magdalene church and Hampden House

Hampden's regiment marching through Thame

No. 98 – Summer 2021

● 2021 Virtual AGM
● Wreath Laying at Chalgrove 18th July
● The Editor writes
● Visit to Milton’s Cottage planned
● Exhumation of soldiers who died at the Battle of Brentford
● The Reading Connection
● Book Review – The Battle of Chalgrove: A case study
● Innovative Book Publishers – (Sapere and Staniforth)
● Hampden and Slavery – Misinformation
● Two Thame Birds
● Virtual Talk – U3A Abingdon

John Adair’s biography of Hampden to be republished

Sapere Books are republishing John Hampden The Patriot at the reduced pre-order price of 99p (Kindle format). It will be fully released on 4th July. The link to purchase the book is : Richard Simpson of Sapere says that they aim to breath new life into books that have been left to gather dust … Read more

No. 97 – Spring 2021

● Plans for 2021 AGM
● Obituary: Cheryl Gillan MP
● Sir John Urry – Deserter and Traitor
● Book Review: ‘Providence Lost’ by Peter Lay
● New Trustee: Dr Elizabeth Rogers
● Edition 100 – A Souvenir
● Hampden-Sydney College
● Awards and Certificates

Resurgam: The Battle of Brentford November 1642 – memorialising the dead

The exhumation and reinterring of bodies buried in the graveyard of St Lawrence’s Brentford began on the 28th June. A number of the combatants from both sides were laid to rest in this graveyard. The developers, Ballymore, have indicated that they would work with interested parties to erect a monument commemorating the fallen. The Society … Read more

No. 96 – Winter 2020/21

● Looking Forward – 2021
● Membership Matters – GDPR
● Friends of the Dymock Poets – donation by JHS of the John Drinkwater papers
● Hampden Family – settled in Bucks before the Conquest? Part 2.
● Book Review: The Seeker by S G McLean
● Who’s who – Brief Biographies of Trustees
● Inspector’s report on South Oxon Local Plan 2011-35, including the planning application for Chalgrove Airfield.
● Disappearing inscription on the Ship Money Memorial
● Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust (BGT) dossier on Hampden House park and gardens
● The Ship Money Monument at Prestwood – plans for walks and restoring the inscription

Hampden House Gardens and Park: A Bucks Gardens Trust Research and Recording Project

The link below provides access to a dossier for Hampden House Park and Gardens prepared as part of the Buckinghamshire Gardens Trust Research and Recording Project. Work on this project started in 2014 and the dossier was published in September 2020. This site is one of several hundred designed landscapes in the county identified in … Read more