On 13th October 1499, Claude of France, wife of Francis I, was born in Romorantin-Lanthenay. She was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. Salic law prevented Claude from acceding to the throne of France on the death of her father in January 1515, but her husband and cousin, Francis, Duke of Angoulême, inherited the throne and so Claude became Queen Consort instead.
Claude was Queen from January 1515 until her death in July 1524. One of her ladies was Anne Boleyn, who served her from 1515 until late 1521. You can read more about Anne Boleyn and her time serving Queen Claude in the following articles:
- The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Three – Anne Boleyn Goes to France
- The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence
- Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude