4 May 1535 – The Executions of the Carthusian Martyrs

| May 4, 2013

4 May 1535 – The Executions of the Carthusian Martyrs

On 4th May 1535 three prominent Carthusian monks were put to death at Tyburn, along with a Bridgettine monk and a priest. They were executed for refusing to accept the King as the Supreme Head of the Church and “for writing and giving counsel against the King”. The men were John Houghton, Robert Lawrence and […]

19th June 1535 – 3 Cathusian Monks Martyred

| June 19, 2012

19th June 1535 – 3 Cathusian Monks Martyred

On the 19th June 1535, three Carthusian monks of the London Charterhouse were executed at Tyburn. Sebastian Newdigate, William Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore were hanged, drawn and quartered for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church. They were not the only Carthusian monks to be put to death for […]

4 August 1540 – The Execution of Blessed William Horne, Carthusian Martyr

| August 4, 2011

4 August 1540 – The Execution of Blessed William Horne, Carthusian Martyr

On this day in history, 4th August 1540, Brother William Horne, laybrother of the London Charterhouse was hanged, disembowelled and quartered at Tyburn. He was the last of the Carthusian martyrs to be killed after 18 members of the Carthusian order of monks based at the London Charterhouse were condemned to death in 1535 for […]

19 June 1535 – 3 Carthusian Monks Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

| June 19, 2011

19 June 1535 – 3 Carthusian Monks Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

On this day in history, 19th June 1535, Sebastian Newdigate, William Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore, monks of the Carthusian Order of London Charterhouse, were hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Their crime: refusing to accept King Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church. In Letters and Papers, there is a report regarding “The […]