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7th April 2021

A Time Traveller’s Tour: The Charterhouse and Clerkenwell 1431

I’m Jessie, a Collections Volunteer at the Charterhouse, and I’m going to take you on a walking tour as we step back in time to 1431, to visit the medieval Charterhouse. In 1431 the Charterhouse produced a map presenting the monastery’s water system, which survives today as part of the Charterhouse’s... continue

7th April 2021

The Bassano Family: ‘Excellent and esteemed above all others’

Jack Evans, a Collections Volunteer at the Charterhouse explores the story of the Bassanos of Venice who were billeted at the Charterhouse in the 16th century. At the beginning of 1539, Henry VIII was once again preparing for marriage. The French ambassador reported that the king ‘gives himself up... continue

7th April 2021

Religion and the Charterhouse

Collections Volunteer Ross Hutchinson explores the history of religion at the Charterhouse. Stained glass window above the Altar in the Charterhouse Chapel, depicting the Crucifixion of Christ   Religion is often downplayed in the writing of modern history. However, at the Charterhouse it is almost... continue

7th April 2021

Eat like a Carthusian

Ciara Meehan, one of the Collections Volunteers at the Charterhouse, delves into the history of Carthusian meals. Mealtimes have always been an integral part of life at the Charterhouse, dating back to its early days as a Carthusian priory, founded in 1371. The order had dissolved by 1537 but with the... continue

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