As the troops amassed at TIlbury for their war against the Spanish Armada, Elizabeth, against the advice of her advisors, stood before them and delivered a magnificent, rousing speech that should live forever in English history.
Queen Anne Boleyn's Psalter. By tradition this tiny gold prayer book was carried by Anne to her execution where she presented it to one of the ladies attending her on the scaffold, her friend Margaret Wyatt. It would have been worn hanging from a waist chain.
Catherine Howard was beheaded with a single stroke, and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, where the bodies of her cousins, Anne and George Boleyn, also lay Francis I of France wrote a letter to Henry, regretting the "lewd and naughty behaviour of the Queen" and advising him that "the lightness of women cannot bend the honour of men".