Simon Marsh will explore John Hampden’s role in Parliament’s 1643 campaign against the King. From the typhoid ridden trenches before the town of Reading and the slow march of the Earl of Essex’s army to Thame, discover the dramatic story of how a parliamentarian turncoat with news of a £20,000 pay convoy resulted in John Hampden’s mortal wounding and death.
Simon Marsh is the Battlefields Trust Research Coordinator and Mercia Region Chair. He co-authored Battle for London (Amberley, 2010) about the Edgehill campaign and the royalist attack on London in 1642 with Dr Stephen Porter. He has written about the Civil War for the Journal of Army Historical Research and Pike and Shot Society.
John Hampden’s Battlefields
Bucks County Museum presents this series of talks by the Battlefields Trust and John Hampden Society. All Talks are held at the Bucks County Museum, Church Street Aylesbury, HP20 2QP. Tickets are £7.50 each, or £25.00 for all four talks in the series.