John Houghton and the Carthusians at Tyburn
John Houghton and the Carthusians at Tyburn. Photograph by Tommy Heyne.
This window shows Houghton, prior of a Carthusian house, and three fellow Carthusians, who were hung, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn after refusing to take the oath that recognized Henry VIII as head of the Church. Thomas More, watching them go to their deaths from his cell window in the Tower, said to his daughter Margaret, "Look, Meg, these blessed Fathers be now as cheerfully going to their deaths as bridegrooms to their marriage!" The figure on horseback on the right panel of the window is Henry VIII.