“These bloody days have broken my heart.
My lust, my youth did them depart,
And blind desire of estate.
Who hastes to climb seeks to revert.
Of truth, circa Regna tonat (thunder rolls around the throne).” by Thomas Wyatt May 1536. An excerpt of a poem written by him after watching the executions of his friends from the Tower of London's Bell Tower. Starkey, David (ed). Rivals in Power: Lives and letters of the great Tudor dynasties, 1990.