The most famous book of hours was given to Mary, Queen of Scots by her uncle, the Duc de Guise, when she was still betrothed to the Dauphin, the future Frances II. It was created and beautifully illuminated in France in the second quarter of the 15th century. On blank pages and of the margins there are many notes,written by Mary herself. It is said that she took this very book to the scaffold with her.
Tower green - the scaffold site This is where Henry VIII had wives Anne Boleyn, Katheryn Howard, and many others executed. Lady Jane Grey was executed on this spot as well, and their bodies are buried under the altar of the church pictured here, the Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula.