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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

9th January 2015

Nikolaus Pevsner on the Charterhouse

Nikolaus Pevsner was a German-born British scholar of history of art and, particularly, of history of architecture. He is best known for his 46-volume series of county-by-county guides The Buildings of England (1951–74), which includes London Volume Two: Except the Cities of London and Westminster.... continue

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