Claude, Queen of France

| October 13, 2017

Claude, Queen of France

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Claude, Duchess of Brittany and Queen of France, on 13th October 1499 in Romorantin-Lanthenay. Claude was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany, and she became Queen of France after the death of her father in January 1515 when her husband, Francis, […]

20 July 1524 – Queen Claude of France dies

| July 20, 2015

20 July 1524 – Queen Claude of France dies

On 20th July 1524, Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis I, died at Blois at the age of just twenty-four. She was temporarily laid to rest in the chapel there, but then moved to the royal abbey of Saint-Denis just outside Paris in 1527. At Easter, Tim and I visited Saint-Denis and I was […]

20 July 1524 – Death of Queen Claude of France

| July 20, 2014

20 July 1524 – Death of Queen Claude of France

On this day in history, 20th July 1524, Queen Claude of France, consort of Francis I, died at the age of just twenty-four. She died at Blois and was temporarily laid to rest in the chapel there, but then moved to the royal abbey of St Denis just outside Paris in 1527. Brantôme declared that […]

A Visit to the Basilica of Saint Denis – Guest Post by Yann Kergourlay

| January 27, 2014

A Visit to the Basilica of Saint Denis – Guest Post by Yann Kergourlay

Thank you so much to Yann Kergourlay for writing this post on the Basilica of Saint Denis in Paris and for sharing these beautiful photographs. If you’re confused as to what this has to do with the Tudors, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, was crowned at St Denis, Anne Boleyn served Mary Tudor and Queen […]

13 October 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France

| October 13, 2013

13 October 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France

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, […]

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

| November 13, 2012

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

Since a new book by Sylwia Zupanec1 is claiming that there is new evidence to prove that “Anne Boleyn simply could not have had served Margaret of Austria [or] the Queen Claude”, and I’ve been asked my thoughts on it, I wanted to share why I believe that Anne did serve them and what evidence […]

13 October – On this Day in History…

| October 13, 2011

13 October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 13th October… 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis I and eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. Anne Boleyn served her in France. You can read more about Claude in the following articles:- The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Three […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence

| October 20, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence

As I said in Part Three, it wasn’t just the Renaissance culture of her surroundings which influenced the young Anne Boleyn, she was also heavily influenced by the women she saw and spent time with in France. Let us look at some of the amazing women she met in France… Claude of France Claude was […]