Tag: carthusians

28th September 2021

Sir Walter Manny – the life of a professional soldier and medieval piety

It is 650 years since the monastery at the Charterhouse was established here in London. Here James Spellane looks at the life of Sir Walter Manny, its founder. The London Charterhouse, a monastery of the Carthusian order, was established in 1371 with Sir Walter Manny as its principal founder. A flamboyant... 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

4th December 2018

The Carthusian Connection

I came to volunteer at the Charterhouse in April 2017, and I have enjoyed volunteering at this special historic place. Over time while supporting the guides and the Brothers with their tours, I began to absorb the history of the place and became especially interested in the Carthusian Monks who lived... continue

1st April 2016

A Visit to the Hull Charterhouse

The word Charterhouse, meaning a Carthusian monastery, is derived from La Grande Chartreuse, the first hermitage of the Carthusian Order founded by Saint Bruno. There were ten Charterhouses in the Britain before the Reformation. The pious monks who lived in them worked, meditated and said daily offices... continue

1st May 2015

The Secret of Chartreuse

The following advertisement was originally published in The illustrated London News on November 10, 1951. It was recently discovered in the Charterhouse Scrap Book, a book of press clippings dating back to 1797, and provides a short illustrated history of Chartreuse, a pale green or yellow liqueur... continue

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