Blog

4th December 2018

The Carthusian Connection

I came to volunteer at the Charterhouse in April 2017, and I have enjoyed volunteering at this special historic place. Over time while supporting the guides and the Brothers with their tours, I began to absorb the history of the place and became especially interested in the Carthusian Monks who lived... continue

Duke of Monmouth

2nd December 2018

A Closer Look: James Scott, Duke of Monmouth

Blog by volunteer Steve W. Thomas Sutton before his death established the Charterhouse and by Act of Parliament there were to be 16 Governors and a Master responsible for daily business. The foundation was greatly admired and as well as the Monarch Governors were drawn from the great and powerful including... continue

21st September 2018

A Charterhouse placement: Museum and Learning

My name is Flo and I have just finished my 8-week placement at the Charterhouse, as part of my MA course in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. When I first began thinking about my placement I had the vague idea that I was interested in collections, but I was aware that I had little ... continue

11th August 2018

Object of the Month August 2018

This painting represents an imaginary scene of the Carthusian martyrs at Tyburn on 4 May 1535. It depicts John Houghton, Prior of the London Charterhouse together with Robert Lawrence, Prior of Beauvale, Augustine Webster, Prior of Axholme and Richard Reynolds, a monk from Syon Abbey. They had been convicted... continue

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