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

The Chalgrove Campaign

ehchalmon2The Society’s greatest triumph to date came in 1994, when it campaigned vigorously against the decision by English Heritage not to include Chalgrove Field (right) on the proposed Battlefields Register (left).


[Campaigning at Chalgrove by members of the English Civil War Society (left), and County Councillor David Turner and Lord Buckinghamshire (right), with members of Col. John Hampden’s Regiment]

As a result of lobbying by the Society and its supporters (some from as far away as New Zealand), backed up by considerable research by members of the Chalgrove Battle Group, English Heritage agreed to include Chalgrove on the Register.


To celebrate this achievement a special dinner (left) was held in the prestigious Spread Eagle Hotel in Thame on 20 June 1995, and this has since become an annual event on the Saturday nearest to 18th June, with a guest speaker.