Charter-House (a corruption of Chartreuse, i.e. Carthusian house) is a hospital, chapel, and schoolhouse in London, established in 1611 by Sir Thomas Sutton. It had originally been a Carthusian monastery, but after the dissolution of monastic establishments by Henry VIII it fell into various hands, and was finally purchased from Lord Suffolk by Sir Thomas Sutton for £13,000, who endowed it with the revenues of upward of 20 manors, lordships, and other estates in various parts of England. This "masterpiece of Protestant English charity," as old Fuller calls it, serves three uses-it is an asylum for poor brethren, an educational, and a religious institution; hence Bacon terms it a "triple good." The Charter-house school is memorable as the place where Barrow, Addison, and John Wesley received their early education.

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