The London Charterhouse: Murder, plague and martyrdom…

Posted March 13, 2018 12:33 pm by Editor

The London Charterhouse: Murder, plague and martyrdom…

In 1181, the Carthusian Order came to England on account of murder. King Henry II had ordered the death of Thomas Becket. In reparation the King founded the first English Charterhouse at Witham in Somerset. Two centuries later the Carthusians came to London on account of plague. They came to pray for the victims of the Black Death that was then ravaging the land…

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