Tag: the charterhouse

17th February 2017

When the Brothers Were Fined for Missing Chapel Services (1908)

Above: the Charterhouse Chapel in 1916, eight years after this article was published. The following article, originally published in The Daily Telegraph in 1908, regards the curious Act of 3 Charles I, which required the Brothers to attend chapel service twice on Sunday and once every day of the week.... continue

6th January 2017

Marriage and the Charterhouse

This week’s blog is comprised of three articles regarding weddings and the Charterhouse. They were originally published in 1938. The first article, though short, is perhaps the most interesting. It refers to a Brother who left the Charterhouse owing to his plans to marry a lady from Malmedy,... continue

4th December 2016

A Founder’s Day Poem by Benjamin George Ambler

Founder’s Day is held in celebration of Thomas Sutton (pictured above). He died at his home in Homerton in 1611, the same year he founded the Charterhouse. The son of an official of the city of Lincoln, he was born in 1532 and educated at Eton College and at St John’s College, Cambridge.... continue

15th April 2016

The Home of Thomas Sutton

Thomas Sutton, who founded the Charterhouse in 1611, lived for a period in Balsham, Cambridgeshire. His house was most likely “Nine Chimneys” (pictured above), which is rumoured to have been built in c.1583 on the site of an earlier manor house owned by Bishop Hugh. Only one wing of the house remains... continue

27th October 2015

60 Old Men of Charterhouse (1925) by H.V. Morton

In a previous blog post we discovered a little of how the Brothers lived in the early 20th century. This blog, an article by H.V. Morton, gives us an even greater picture of how they lived during this period. Morton was a journalist and pioneering travel writer from Lancashire, England. He was best known... 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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