Tag: food

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

5th May 2015

How the Brothers Lived in the Early 20th Century

The Brothers of today live very different lives from their counterparts of the early 20th century. Over a hundred years ago, conditions at the Charterhouse were austere, and Chapel attendance was compulsory. Brothers were expected to wear long Jocobean capes with deep collars, and at mealtimes, fighting... continue

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