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

Where can I find out more about John Hampden?

The most recent biography “John Hampden, The Patriot” was written by John Adair and can be purchased from the Society via this website.

There is no Hampden Archive as such. Some Hampden family records and papers can be found in the Buckinghamshire Archive (formerly the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies) in Aylesbury. The centre is open Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 5.15pm and 9am to 3.45pm on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Check the Centre’s website for any changes.

Details of opening hours during the lock down can be found at Bucks Archives

Please do not hesitate to contact the Society if you know where any records or papers relating to John Hampden are located.