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John Hampden

ca. 1595 - Thame 1643
English politician
Henry C. Fehr

Aylesbury /  John Hampden   Aylesbury /  John Hampden


Bronze statue on a stone pedestal. With on two sides bronze reliefs:
  1. ?
  2. Battle at Chalgrove Field

Aylesbury - John Hampden Aylesbury - John Hampden


Bronze tablets with coat of arms on two sides of the pedestal:

born 1594. died 1643.
Member of Parliament for Wendover 1625-1629.
for Bucks 1640-1643.

He took part in the battle of aylesbury 1st
November 1642 and was mortally wounded on
Chalgrove Field 18th June 1643. He died at the
Greyhound Inn at Thame 24th June, and was laid
to rest in Great Hampden Church 25th June 1643.
"Mr John Hambden was one that Friends and
Enemies acknowledged to be most Eminent,
for Prudence, Piety, and Peaceable Counsels,
having the most universeal Praise of any
Gentleman that I remember of that Age."

richard baxter, 1615-1691.

"Against my King I do not fight
But for my King and Kingdom's right."
Inscription on hampden dewel
In commemoration of the
coronation of their majesties
King George V, & Queen Mary
22nd June 1911.
This statue was presented
to the
County of Buckingham
by James Griffin
of Folly Farm,
the representative
of an old Bucks family.
At the foot of the pedestal are two inscriptions:

This Foundation Stone was laid
by the donor Mr. James Griffin
On the Coronation Day of
King George & Queen Mary
June 22nd 1911
this fine statue with its
pedestal and steps was moved
to this position of prominence
from its original location
at the top of market square
february/april 1988

Signed (on the pedestal): henry c. fehr and the both reliefs: H.C.Fehr

Aylesbury - John Hampden
The statues of John Hampden (left) and Benjamin Disraeli (right) are in the same corner of Market Square.
From a distance of 8 meter (25 ft) they look to each other.


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Locatie (N 51°49'0" - W 0°48'45") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbse014; Photograph: 23 July 2012
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