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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.

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The young Duc d'Alencon (brother of King Francois II, Mary Stuart's first husband) who grew up to be Elizabeth I's suitor, her "frog."

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The House of Valois was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, succeeding the House of Capet as kings of France from 1328 to 1589. A cadet branch of the family reigned as dukes of Burgundy from 1363 to 1482.

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Claude of France (1499 - 1524) - princess queen consort of France ruling Duchess of Brittany. Spouse of Francis I of France, mother of Henry II, grandmother of the last three kings of the Valois line. Two of Claude's ladies-in-waiting were the English sisters Mary Anne Boleyn, another was Diane de Poitiers. Mary became the king's mistress. Anne Boleyn eventually became Queen of England. Diane de Poitiers inspired the School of Fontainebleau was the lifelong mistress of Henri II.

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Henry II of France, husband of Catherine de Medici, and Father-in-law of Mary Queen of Scots.

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Francis I (French: François Ier) (Born 12 September 1494 – Died 31 March 1547) was King of France from 1515 until his death. During his reign, huge cultural changes took place in France and he has been called France's original Renaissance monarch. A great personal rivalry existed between Francis and Henry VIII.

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Henri III, last Valois King of France. As the Duke of Anjou, he had briefly been a suitor to Elizabeth I in 1570 (the date of this portrait).

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Francis II (age 15) with his wife Mary, Queen of Scots (age 17) in 1559.

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The infamous Catherine de Medici.

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Henry II, King of France, to Francis I of France and his Queen consort, Claude, Duchess of Brittany. Born March 31, 1519. Died July 10, 1559. He married Catherine de'Medici and had issue. He died at the age of forty after a jousting accident.

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Catherine de' Medici, 5th January 1589

Catherine de' Medici, 5th January 1589 - Madame Guillotine

Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis 1st. Born 13th October 1499, died 20th July 1524. After leaving Mechelen in Belgium, Anne Boleyn travelled to France where she spent her teenage years as Maid of Honour to Queen Claude. They resided mainly at the chateau of Amboise in the Loire Valley.

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Diane de Poitiers, mistress to Henri II. Grand Senechal(e) of Normandy, Countess of Saint-Vallier, Duchess of Étampes, Duchess of Valentinois

Diane de Poitiers - cougar, gold drinker, fashionista - Madame Guillotine

Charles IX (27 June 1550 – 30 May 1574) was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1560 until his death. He ascended the throne of France upon the death of his brother Francis II.

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House of Valois Family Tree File:France-3rdValois.png

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God save the queen! And her nipples! The person most credited with popularizing female nipple piercing is Isabella of Bavaria, Queen of France, who reigned in the 14th Century. Queen Isabella, King Charles VI's wife; 1369-1435

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Isabella of Valois - Second Queen of Richard II. She was the daughter of King Charles VI of France and Isabella of Bavaria. Her younger sister, Katherine, was also Queen of England during the reign of Henry V. Isabella and Richard left no children.

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Richard II greets his young bride, Isabelle of Valois. Isabella of France (1389 – 1409) was Queen consort of England as the second spouse of King Richard II. Her parents were King Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria. Her younger sister, Catherine of Valois, was Queen consort of England from 1420–1422, as the wife of King Henry V of England and mother of Henry VI, King of England.

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"The Royal Window in the choir of Évreux Cathedral is outstanding representative of the International (or Soft) Gothic style, developed by 1400. The donation by Charles VI was probably commissioned from a workshop in Paris. The king occupies the centre of the four-panel window. Shown kneeling in a small vaulted space, he turns, with St Denis near by, toward the Virgin. The artistic virtuosity and lavishness of these panels exceed everything that is known elsewhere in France from this…

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21 May 1420 - The Treaty of Troyes was an agreement that Henry V of England and his heirs would inherit the throne of France upon the death of King Charles VI of France. It was signed in the French city of Troyes on 21 May 1420 in the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt. It forms a part of the backdrop of the latter phase of the Hundred Years' War, in which various English Kings tried to establish their claims to the French throne.

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Odette de Champdivers (b. about 1390, d. after 1424) was the mistress of Charles VI of France (the Mad) and previously his brother, the Duke of Orléans. She was called la petite reine ("the little queen") by Charles. She was about seventeen years old. Queen Isabeau, the victim of beatings and abuse from her violent, schizophrenic husband, allowed Odette to substitute for her without difficulty. She herself arranged for Odette to take her place in the mentally ill king's bed

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Margaret of Anjou was born on 23 Mar 1429 in the province of Lorraine. She was the daughter of René Duke of Anjou and neice of Charles VII. Margaret spent her early years in the Rhone Valley & in Naples where she was given a full education by her mother & the scholar Antoine de la Salle. In 1444 England made peace w/ France & Margaret was betrothed to King Henry VI, they married in April of 1445. The marriage was unpopular, Margaret being French, & became more so with time as no heirs were…

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Charles VII (22 February 1403 – 22 July 1461), called the Victorious (French: le Victorieux)[1] or the Well-Served (French: le Bien-Servi), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1422 to his death,[2] although his legitimacy was initially contested by Henry VI of England.

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Charles V (1338 – 1380), called the Wise, ruled as King of France from 1364. In 1349, as a young prince, Charles received from his grandfather King Philip VI the province of Dauphiné to rule. This allowed him to bear the title "Dauphin" til his coronation, which saw the integration of the Dauphiné into the crown lands of France. From this date, all heirs apparent of France bore the title of Dauphin til their coronation.

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Curious History, Curious History:  Charles VI - The “Mad” King of France (1368-1422) Charles VI of France became King at the age of 12. In 1385, the Bavarian Princess Isabeau had been sent to France to become his bride. In April 1392 Charles suffered from a mysterious illness and it was at this point when people began to notice a sharp change in his behavior.

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