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Margaret of France (French: Marguerite de France or Marguerite de Valois, 1553 – 1615) was Queen of France and of Navarre during the late sixteenth century. A royal princess of France by birth, she was the last of the House of Valois.,Daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici sister of Kings Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III and of Queen Elizabeth of Spain. Queen of 2 countries, for she had married King Henry III of Navarre who became King Henry IV of France.

6 janvier 1317 : sacre de Philippe V, roi de France, fils de Philippe le Bel et successeur de Jean Ier le Posthume

Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.

Francis II of France, by François Clouet, 1560. Francis found the crown so heavy at his coronation that four nobles had to hold it in place as he walked up the steps to his throne.

June 30, 1559: Mortally wounded, Henry II of France. In celebration of the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis, Henry participated in a joust with Gabriel Montgomery, captain of the King's Scottish Guard. He suffered a head wound which became infected and he died on July 10th. His Queen, Catherine de Medici, remained by his side and prevented Henry's mistress, Diane de Poitiers, from visiting him, event though he repeatedly called for her.

MARGUERITE DE VALOIS (1553-1615) - Queen of Navarre 1572 and Queen of France 1589 - married to HENRI IV DE BOURBON - daughter of HENRI II DE VALOIS & CATHERINE DE MEDICI

Mary Queen of Scots, aged 19, in white mourning to mark the loss of three members of her immediate family within a period of 18 months. Her father-in-law Henry II died in July 1559; her mother Mary of Guise died in Scotland in June 1560; and in December of the same year her husband Francis II died. Mary, no longer Queen of France, returned to Scotland in August 1561.

Mary Queen of Scots by François Clouet, wife of Francois II. Needs attribution. No, really.

Catherine de Medici, Wife of Henry II of France, c.1555 Via

Shield of Henry II of France, c. 1555 Probably after designs by Étienne Delaune

daughter of the king | ... , granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots and daughter of King James I