Charterhouse

Though the best known martyrdom of the reign of Henry VIII is that of St Thomas More, it was far less notable at the time than that of Bishop Fisher of Ropchester and, above all, the fate of the monks of the London Charterhouse. Their moving story forms an important part of the plot of LONDON's 'Hampton Court'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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