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6th December 2016

The Life of Simon Raven, Novelist and Brother

Simon Arthur Noël Raven (28 December 1927 – 12 May 2001) was an English novelist, essayist, dramatist and raconteur who, in a writing career of forty years, caused controversy, amusement and offence. In later life, he retired to the Charterhouse, and while there was featured as the subject of an... 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

2nd December 2016

Object of the Month December 2016

The Block, 1837 | Lithograph by H W Burgess (c. 1792–1844) This print relates to Charterhouse School, the charitably-funded grammar school which flourished on this site between 1614 and 1872. The artist, Henry William Burgess, was the school’s drawing master in the 1830s and his still-life records... continue

29th November 2016

The Charterhouse During and After WWII

The ‘Blitz’ was a sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). It began on 7 September, when German bombers attacked London, killing 430 people and injuring 1,600, and continued for 57 consecutive nights, and often... continue

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