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?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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