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 (of the winner’s choice) and the P&SS will provide a one year subscription to the Society.  Second prize is a one year subscription to the P&SS.