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Carthusian Martyrs


Categories: Execution, Religion

18 Carthusians were executed for refusing to accept Henry VIII as the head of the church of England. 16 were from London Charterhouse, including the prior John Houghton, and 2 from other English Charterhouses. Between May 1535 and August 1540, nine were starved to death in Newgate Prison, seven were hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn and two were executed in York.

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The Great Cloister of The London Charterhouse, 1371 - 1538, once occupied thi...

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