These are a vast collection of printed pamphlets, books, and newspapers, printed mainly in London between 1640 and 1661, originally brought together by George Thomason, an important London bookseller and the friend of John Milton (1608-1674). About the collection Among the British Library’s unrivalled collections for the study of British history are the Thomason Tracts, … Read more
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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
A transcript of handwritten notes made by John Drinkwater on the reverse of pages of the typescript of his 1933 biography, John Hampden’s England. Click here
A copy of the entry for Hampden in the Domesday Book Click Here The Domesday is not easy to read. It is written in a heavily abbreviated form of Latin with small marks to show where a letter or letters have been left out
A video clip produced by the Royal Holloway University Click here Causes of the English Civil War
Professor Ian Beckett’s illustrated talk at the Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, on 6th July 2019.
The text of John Hampden’s last will and testament. Pages 99 – 105 of the document. Click Here Dated 1636 with a codicil added at the start of the Civil War on 30th June 1642 (a year before his death).
The Battle of Chalgrove – Simon Marsh’s narrative An account by Simon Marsh of the Battle of Chalgrove drawing on contemporaneous accounts and relevant historic maps.