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

News and Diary of Events

  • AGM – Sunday 26th March 2023 (The King’s Head Aylesbury)

    AGM – Sunday 26th March 2023 (The King’s Head Aylesbury)

    We return to The King’s Head, in Aylesbury for our 2023 AGM. This is our first visit since 2012 – see Patriot No. 71 The Society is pleased to welcome as our guest speaker Charles Cordell, soldier diplomat and author.  Charles will talk about the battle of Aylesbury of 1642 – he will aim to ... Read more
  • Talk on John Hampden to the Croxley Green U3A on Monday 13th February from 2.00 pm

    Talk on John Hampden to the Croxley Green U3A on Monday 13th February from 2.00 pm

    Society Chair, Beth will be delivering a talk on John Hampden to the Croxley Green U3A History Section at the Croxley Royal British Legion Hall, 161-163 Watford Road, Croxley Green, WD3 3ED. The talk will begin around 2.30 pm. A small charge will be made for non-members.    
  • 25th February 2023 (4pm UK Time): The Parliaments of the1640s – A Zoom talk by Dr Vivienne Larminie

    25th February 2023 (4pm UK Time): The Parliaments of the1640s – A Zoom talk by Dr Vivienne Larminie

    Dr Larminie will be sharing with us her most recent research about the Parliaments of the 1640s. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the History of Parliament Trust and the Assistant Editor of House of Commons 1640-1660. You can register for access to this Zoom event by following this link: Zoom talk by Dr ... Read more
  • Talk on John Hampden at Ickford, Bucks on Wednesday 22nd March

    Talk on John Hampden at Ickford, Bucks on Wednesday 22nd March

    The Society Treasurer, Sam Hearn will give a talk, on 22nd March 2023, in St Nicholas Church, Church Road, Ickford HP18 9HZ , starting at 7.30 pm. The £10 entrance fee will also include a glass of wine. Members of the public are welcome, no booking required.
  • Latest edition of the Patriot Newsletter – No. 104

    Latest edition of the Patriot Newsletter – No. 104

    ● Dinner to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Society's foundation ● And the 380th of the Battles of Brentford and Turnham Green ● The Battlefields Memorial Project - an update ● Going Loco - the John Hampden electric locomotive ● The Society's Risk Register ● Obituary of Dr Paul Hooper ● Book Review 'God's Vindictive Wrath' by Charles Cordell ● Comparing the Houbraken and Walker portraits of JH ● Book Review of 'Clarendon and Battle of Chalgrove' by Derek Lester