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

Pike & Shot: Essay Competition

The annual Bill Braham Memorial Essay Competition is run by the Pike and Shot Society. Essays must be on a military topic within the defined boundaries of the Society’s research period of 1400 to 1721.  More details can be found at Helion and Company are providing a first prize of £100 of Helion Publications … Read more

Battlefield Walk at Chalgrove – 10.30 am Sunday 24th July

Join the Mercia Region of The Battlefields Trust for a walk across one of the smallest registered battlefield in England.  Chalgrove, saw King Charles I’s nephew, Prince Rupert, and a large royalist raiding party, defeat parliamentarian cavalry and dragoon units that were pursuing him.  The battle is chiefly remembered for the mortal wounding of John … Read more

Save these dates – 18th & 19th June for events in Thame & Gt Kimble

June 18th /19th 2022 in Thame, Oxfordshire, promises to be a memorable weekend for John Hampden and Civil War enthusiasts!  Saturday June 18th Sealed Knot re-enactment of local Civil War action, including a role for John Hampden. This will be located at the Thame Rugby Club grounds. Sunday June 19th 9.30 Wreath-laying at the John Hampden plaque … Read more

Zoom talk on John Hampden and the Battle of Chalgrove – 11th June at 2.30 pm

The Bucks Archaeological Society, Aylesbury, is to host a Zoom talk by Derek Lester entitled, John Hampden and the Battle of Chalgrove, om June 11th 2022 at 14.30 GMT. You can book online for Zoom from the above link or book to attend in person from the following link Derek promises that the talk … Read more