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The Monument which marks where Hampden fell on Chalgrove field

The Monument which marks where Hampden fell on Chalgrove field

Austere as the man it commemorates, this monument set in the large, open country of Eastern Oxfordshire is a landmark of English liberties that is visible from many miles around. One knows that John Hampden received his mortal wound on this spot, whence he rode off the field in great agony, and reached as far as neighbouring Thame, where he died. Of the fight, one knows only that it was a hot skirmish between Prince Rupert's men and the Roundheads; but it has left an imperishable memory.

Other pictures from Sites and Scenes of the Civil War


Ruined Walls, Vaults and Turret of Basing House, Long Held for the King

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