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

Why should I join the John Hampden Society?

Some members are happy simply to receive our quarterly newsletter “The Patriot” and to occasionally attend events such as the AGM. However, many others have chosen to become more actively involved by; arranging talks and visits to Hampden related sites, conducting research and writing articles for our newsletter and website.

Members have also collaborated with other groups to conserve monuments and structures with Hampden connections. This has included the erection of battlefield information boards and commemorative plaques.

Members receive priority access to the specialist books held in the Society’s Library.

If you are able to find the time I would encourage you to become an active member of the Society and to even seek election or co-option as a Trustee. All members are welcome to attend the regular meetings of the Executive Committee. The more people actively involved in our work the more that we can achieve.