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

Shared Memory: John Hampden, New World and Old by Dr Maija Jansson

Published in the December 2008 issue of The Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, this meticulously-researched article by Dr Maija Jansson looks at the way in which Macaulay shaped the myths we associate with Hampden, and how the Patriot’s memory inspired the American colonists.

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Dr Jansson was Director Emerita of the Yale Center for Parliamentary History, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Vice-President of the John Hampden Society.