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

Video: A discussion about the importance of John Pym (1584 -1643) – Professor Andrew Hopper and Dr Stephen Roberts

Click on the link below to listen to a discussion by Professor Andrew Hopper of the University of Oxford and distinguished historian, Dr Stephen Roberts about the importance of John Pym. John Hampden and John Pym worked closely together in the Short and Long Parliaments.

Patriot No. 110 – Summer 2023

● The Society’s 2024 AGM
● Broughton Castle Visit
● Wycombe Museum – re-enactment by Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foote
● A new home for the Society’ Archive/Library
● The Pater – a poem by Pat Moody
● Talk at Great Missenden Church by Beth Rogers – 20th April
● A message from or Patron Miles, Earl of Buckinghamshire
● Mary and George TV Series

Food for thought ? The Annual BLHN Conference – 5th October 2024

BLHN 2024 THE BUCKS LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK annual conference, organised under the auspices of the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society, is a fixture in the diaries of several members. The John Hampden Society usually takes a stall in the accompanying fair and prepares a mini exhibition. This year the detailed publicity has been delayed but the event … Read more

The Patriot 111 Summer 2024

● Talks – Jordan’s Rotary Club and the Prestwood Men’s Breakfast Club
● New pub sign for The Hampden Arms
● Wreath laying at Thame
● Book Review – The Keys of Hell and Death, by Charles Cordell
● Book Review – The Naseby Cup, by Benjamin Hellings
● Online talks i) Translation of a Monarchy (James VI/I)
● Online talks ii) Hidden Voices: Newark and the Civil War

The Patriot No 109 Spring 2024

● Obituary: Nathaniel Fiennes, Lord Saye & Sele
● The dastardly Captain Fantom
● The History of the House of Commons 1640 -1660 (History of Parliament Trust)
● John Hampden display at High Wycombe Museum
● The Alchemy Acoustic Band and their song – The Ballad of John Hampden (and Chalgrove Field)
● Talk by Beth Rogers – Hughenden Church Men’s Breakfast Club
● Pseudonyms of The American Founding Fathers

What Do We Know About The Battle of Aylesbury (1642) – by Dale Smith

The Battle of Aylesbury is one of those events that seems always to evoke strong emotions. The publication of Charles Cordell’s historical novel, “God’s Vindictive Wrath”, has revived  the debate about whether the battle actually happened, and if who was involved, and where and when was it fought.  Member Dale Smith has produced a helpful … Read more

The Patriot No 108 Winter 2023

● Society display at BLHN Annual Conference
● The Battle of Turnham Green – the case for caution by Simon Marsh
● The Battle of Aylesbury – what do we know about it?
● Forthcoming exhibition at High Wycomber Museum
● Zoom talk – Oliver Cromwell and the Battle of Worcester by Howard Robinson
● Talk by Martyn Whittock on Mayflower Lives