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

Hampden Jewel (available from the Bodleian Library Shop)

Book Cover: Hampden Jewel (available from the Bodleian Library Shop)

jewel2The smaller jewel on the left is a replica of the Hampden Jewel, which is said to have been worn around his neck by John Hampden at the Battle of Chalgrove. The original (right), which is a cornelian in a silver setting, was given to the Bodleian Library by Thomas Knight in 1795, and has engraved around the edge the couplet, 'Against my King I do not fight, But for my King & Kingdom's right.'

The Bodleian Library has produced these replicas, which are on sale in the Library shop or via the website. To order, go to the Bodleian Library Shop. The replicas do not have the couplet engraved around the edge, but a copy is included in the presentation box.