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3rd August 2020

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him: recorded lecture

An opportunity to watch our recent excellent live online Lecture by eminent historian and best selling author Tracy Borman as she shares insights from her research, and excerpts from her book Henry VIII and the Men who Made Him. Henry VIII is famous for his multiple marriages, but it was the men in his life who shaped this notorious monarch – and he, in turn, determined their fates. In this talk we are introduced to a dazzling cast of characters: some ‘mad’ (Sir Francis Bryan, the so-called ‘Vicar of Hell’), some ‘bad’ (the grasping minister Thomas Wolsey) – but none as ‘dangerous to know’ as Henry VIII himself.

Tracy Borman has extremely kindly agreed to give this lecture to help raise funds for the charity as it navigates very challenging times during the pandemic.  (Ignore the dates above)

You can receive the link to the Lecture now with the option of paying a donation, here.

18th May 2020

Henry VIII and the Men who Made Him: Live online

Join eminent historian and best selling author Tracy Borman live and online as she shares insights from her research, and excerpts from her book Henry VIII and the Men who Made Him. Henry VIII is famous for his multiple marriages, but it was the men in his life who shaped this notorious monarch – and he, in turn, determined their fates. In this talk we are introduced to a dazzling cast of characters: some ‘mad’ (Sir Francis Bryan, the so-called ‘Vicar of Hell’), some ‘bad’ (the grasping minister Thomas Wolsey) – but none as ‘dangerous to know’ as Henry VIII himself.

Tracy Borman has extremely kindly agreed to reprise her recent lecture at the Charterhouse online – to help raise funds for the charity as it navigates very challenging times during the pandemic.  Book here – payment is by donation.

We will be emailing all attendees with log in details for the Lecture prior to the event.

16th January 2020

Architecture Tour: postponed

Following its success during the London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more opportunities to go on our special Architecture Tour. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, post-war renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry and Michael Hopkins – with additional exciting news of ongoing developments. Tickets £20. Book here.

16th January 2020

Architecture Tour

Following its success during the London Festival of Architecture we are scheduling more opportunities to go on our special Architecture Tour. Join one of our expert guides to explore the many architectural surprises at the Charterhouse. From medieval monastery to Tudor mansion, post-war renovation to invigorating 21st century adaptation of the Charterhouse buildings and open spaces, comprise a wealth of fascination in the heart of London. Tudor brick juxtaposed against medieval stone, windows and doorways recycled into modern entrances, elegant Victorian functionality and 1950s innovation; every element of these historic buildings breathes a story about the visionaries who have contributed to this remarkable estate, from Henry Yevele to Eric Parry and Michael Hopkins – with additional exciting news of ongoing developments. Tickets £20. Book here.

6th January 2020

Family Tour & Explore

The first of our special Family Tours for 2020. Join us on a journey through the Charterhouse as we look for Thomas Sutton’s missing Talbots. Discover medieval monks, regal royals, terrible Tudors and naughty schoolboys as we search high and low for cuddly Talbot toys. Can you help us find all six? Particularly suitable for under 12s.

£10 per adult, children go free (NB max two children per paying adult).

Please note that family tours have been suspended for the time being.

28th August 2019

Open House at the Charterhouse

On the second day of the Open House weekend, don’t miss free access to the Norfolk Cloister with its extraordinary history through several centuries, normally only seen on guided tours. There will be a free talk on the hour from 12pm onwards about this atmospheric space, which was home to an important community of Carthusian monks, a garden gallery in a grand Tudor mansion, and later the site of the creation of two key Football Association rules.

It’s a chance to see our fascinating Museum too, explore the Jacobean Chapel and browse in our Shop.

Free entry. No advance booking required

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