Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, England. Rye is a literary town: Lamb House was home to Henry James, E. F. Benson (who immortalized the house as Miss Mapp's home and called Rye "Tilling"), and Rumer Godden (who called Rye "Brede")
JAMES V., King of Scotland, son of James IV. and his Queen Margaret Tudor, was born at Linlithgow on the 10th of April 1512, and became king when his father was killed at Flodden in 1513, and Mary of Guise or Mary of Lorraine] (1515-1560), daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise, and widow of Louis of Orleans, Duke of Longueville. Parents of Mary, Queen of Scots.
This late 14th or early 15th century tower was the setting for the most traumatic year in the life of Mary Queen of Scots. It was here in 1567 that she was imprisoned and forced to abdicate before her dramatic escape a year later. Visitors can enjoy the fragrance from the large beds of pink purslane in the south and east wooded walks from April to July.