Monks from a contemplative order,
which was founded in 1084 by St Bruno, at La Grande Chartreuse.
The Carthusian way of life blended the coenobitic (community life)
with the eremitic (the hermit’s way of life): the monks lived in
individual cells within the monastery where they slept, ate and
prayed, and came together for the Office and Mass
and occasions such as funerals. The most notable Carthusian in England
was Hugh of Lincoln, who was the prior of Witham (Lincolnshire)
and later bishop of Lincoln.