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 Launch of John Hampden’s Ale

mashingIn 1995 the Society co-operated with the Chiltern Brewery of Terrick, near Aylesbury, to produce John Hampden’s Ale (left), a premium bottled pale ale.

The first brew was mashed in September by Lord Buckinghamshire (right), who also launched the ale a few weeks later (below), pronouncing it, ‘the finest ale since 1642!’

tasteJohn Hampden’s Ale has since become part of the national portfolio of a major supermarket chain, and has won a number of awards.