Talks will look at John Hampden's military career during the English Civil War

  |  Published: Nov 2nd 2016

Leading Buckinghamshire parliamentarian John Hampden, who fought against the King during the English Civil War, is the subject of an upcoming series of fascinating talks.

The Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury has teamed-up with the Battlefields Trust, a national charity aiming to promote battlefields as historical and educational resources, and the John Hampden Society to present a series of talks looking at Hampden's military career.

Simon Marsh from the Battlefields Trust said that 'Hampden was not only an important political figure during the Civil War, but he played a significant military role before his untimely death in 1643'.

"He should be known to many who live in Buckinghamshire, either from their school days or because his statue stands in Aylesbury town centre.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the man and those dramatic times'.

The first talk on 12 November will be by the historian Ian Beckett and will cover Buckinghamshire during the Civil War, drawing on his recent book 'Wanton Troopers''

Further talks are planned for December about the battle of Edgehill, the first major battle of the war, and then in January and February on the battles of Brentford and Turnham Green, the siege of Reading and the battle of Chalgrove.

Tickets are available from the Bucks Country Museum in Aylesbury (see for details).

statue of John Hampden in Market Square, Aylesbury
Statue of John Hampden in Market Square, Aylesbury
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