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16th June 2015

Charles Dalmon, Poet and Brother

Charles William Dalmon (1862-1938) was a British poet who, in retirement, became a Brother of the Charterhouse. He published many poems during his lifetime, many of them about Sussex, the county in which he was born and for many years lived. Siegfried Sassoon and Ralph Hodgson both considered Dalmon a... continue

27th May 2015

William Makepeace Thackeray, Charterhouse Pupil and Novelist

Thackeray spent his formative years at the Charterhouse, which he parodied in his later fiction as “Slaughterhouse”. William Makepeace Thackeray (18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was one of the great English novelists of the 19th century. He is best known for his satirical works, particularly... 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

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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