Louis XII Dead - Mary a Widow
1 January 1515
After eighty-two days of marriage to his eighteen-year-old bride, fifty-two-year-old King Louis XII died – some say of exhaustion.
Sadness for Queen Catherine
Catherine delivered stillborn son.
But was Mary Pregnant with a French Heir?
After a few weeks, the answer was confirmed.
No, she was not pregnant, and to extract herself from the marriage market she married Charles Brandon,
the king’s closest friend.
Anne Boleyn Remained in France
Most of Mary's English ladies returned home with her but Anne Boleyn stayed in France.
Abbot of Winchcome
Speaks out in favour of immunity from secular jurisdiction
New King Francis I
25 January 1515
Through his marriage to Louis XII daughter Claude, Francis I is crowned King of France
Francis Off To War
26 June 1515
Francis informs the good towns of his kingdom that he is about to leave for Italy.
Louise, the King’s Mother Appointed Regent
In her son’s absence, Louise of Savoy was Regent of France.
Anne Boleyn and Pregnant Claude
19 August 1515
Anne Boleyn entered the household of Francis I's wife, Queen Claude. Claude was pregnant with her first child, Louise, born on 19 August 1515.
10 September 1515
Pope Leo X notifies Archbishop of York Thomas Wolsey that he has been elected to the
Francis Victorious at Marignano
13 & 14 September , 1515
Francis won a famous battle and reclaimed the dynastically and strategically important Duchy of Milan.