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10th April 2015

Sir Wilfred Thesiger and the Charterhouse (1998)

According the following article, Wilfred Thesiger (above, left), the great travel writer and explorer, apparently expressed a desire of becoming a Brother of the Charterhouse in the final years of his life. Thesiger is best known for two books: Arabian Sands (1959), which recounts his travels in the... continue

7th April 2015

Dickens and the Poor Brothers of the Charterhouse

In the 1850s Charles Dickens commissioned two attacks against the Charterhouse, and specifically its Master, W.H. Hale. Household Words was an English weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens in the 1850s. It took its name from the line in Shakespeare’s Henry V: “Familiar in his mouth as... continue

20th March 2015

London Antiques by Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American writer who is perhaps best remembered for his short stories, particularly “Rip Van Winkle” (1819) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820). Although born in New York City, Iriving moved to England in 1815... continue

20th January 2015

Ian Nairn on the Charterhouse

Ian Douglas Nairn (24 August 1930 – 14 August 1983) was a British architectural critic and topographer.  In 1955, he established his reputation with a special issue of the Architectural Review called Outrage, and went on to create around 30 films for the BBC, including Nairn’s North, Nairn’s... continue

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