IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 507: Carthusian Monasticism, I: Charterhouses - London, Mount Grace, Perth

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Monastic Research Bulletin
Organisers:Joan Greatrex, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Julian M. Luxford, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Julian M. Luxford, School of Art History, University of St Andrews
Paper 507-aThe Founders of the London Charterhouse
(Language: English)
Andrew R. Wines, Department of History, Christ's Hospital, Horsham
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 507-bThe Perth Charterhouse and its Benefactors
(Language: English)
Joseph A. Gribbin, Corpus Christi Priory, Manchester
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 507-cOf Monks and Books: The Disciples of Bruno and Benedict in Later Medieval England
(Language: English)
Joan Greatrex, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Abstract

The three paper offered in this session deal with aspects of the history of individual British charterhouses. All concern foundation, and the results of external influence on life in the Carthusian ‘desert’. A fresh account of the founders of the London charterhouse will be offered, along with an examination of the benefactors of Perth, Scotland’s only Carthusian monastery. The foundation of Mountgrace, best-preserved of all British charterhouses, will be examined from an archaeological perspective, with particular reference to the influence exerted on it by Franciscan architecture and site disposition.