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

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 109 Spring 2024

● Bucks Local History Conference 2023 – The Society Stand
● The Battle of Turnham Green – the case for caution Simon Marsh
● What do we know about the Battle of Aylesbury – Dale Smith
● Forthcoming Hampden exhibition at Wycombe Museum
● Talk by Howard Robinson on Cromwell and the Battle of Worcester
● Review of May Flower Lives talk to the Bucks Historical Association

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.

Video: Lighting the fuse for civil war – a talk by Professor Laura Stewart ( Scotland’s popular protests against Charles I)

Successful popular protest against religious reforms imposed by Charles I in Scotland exposed royal weakness and resulted in humiliating concessions. This brought about a constitutional, political and religious revolution, transferring many royal prerogatives to the Scottish Parliament. As Laura Stewart, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of York, emphasises, the weakened King had to make … Read more

Talk and Tea Event “John Hampden, the Patriot” by Dr Beth Rogers, Saturday, 20th April, 2:30pm at St Peter & St Paul Parish Church Great Missenden

Talk and Tea Event – “John Hampden, the Patriot” by Dr Beth Rogers, Chair of Trustees of the John Hampden Society, Saturday, 20th April, 2:30pm at St Peter & St Paul Parish Church, Great Missenden A delicious Afternoon Tea, Raffle and sales of Homemade Marmalades, Jams and Chutneys will follow the talk. There will be an entry … Read more

The Patriot No. 107 Summer/Autumn 2023

● Hamden (sic) Connecticut – Regicide Information Panel
● Cromwell Day Service – September 2023
● Book Review – Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris
● Book Review – The Restless Republic by Anna Keay
● Battle of Turnham Green – Hampden’s missed chance, by Pat Moody

Patriot 106 Summer 2023

● Hampden House – Sidney-Hampden College
● Men of Bucks March on London 1642
● Haddenham in the Civil War
● Talk to Haddenham U3A
● King Charles – King and Martyr Zoom talk (Dr Andrew Lacey)
● Book Review: John Hampden & the Battle of Chalgrove etc by Derek Lester
● Event at Great Hampden Church 28th May 2023