Henry VIII,the Reign
Charles de Solier, comte de Morette
1480 – 1 February 1552
Soldier and Diplomat
Profile Charles de Solier, comte de Morette
Charles de Solier, comte de Morette the son of Aubertin de Solier, comte de Morette was a French soldier and diplomat as well as a long-serving gentilhomme de la chambre to Francis I. He acted as ambassador to England on a number of occasions from October 1526 to June 1535.
Morette was in London in 1534 when Henry VIII was attempting to win French support for his repudiation of Catherine of Aragon, in an alliance against Charles V. Around this time, his portrait was painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.