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A French Monastery Blown up.

PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

Paris, June 5.

A madman blew up a portion of the famous monastery of La Grande Chartreuse, at Grenoble, with dynamite. . ,

Paris, June 6,

Further outrages are threatened at the Chartreuse Monastery unless five million francs (£200,000) be paid.

Le Grand Chartreuse, the original Carthusian monastery, founded by St Bruno in 1084, is situated in the French department of Isere, fourteen miles from Grenoble, in a wild, and romantic valley, at an altitude of 4268 ft above the sea. The convent is a huge ungainly structure, dating mostly from the 17th century, earlier buildings having been several times destroyed by fire. The monks, who long manufactured a famous green, yellowl or white liqueur from various herbs, had at one time considerable property, but they were despoiled at the! Revolution, being exiled 'from 1793 till 1816 ; and in' November, 1880, they declined to accept indulgence from the decrees for the expulsion' of the l'eligious orders. A remnant of the monks still left received Queen Victoria and the Princess Beatrice on the. occasion of th'eirvisitin 1887.

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A French Monastery Blown up., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890

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A French Monastery Blown up. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890

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