Mary of Bourbon – The jilted Bride

Mary of Bourbon was born on 29 October 1515 as the daughter of Charles, Duke of Vendôme and Françoise d’Alençon. The Treaty of Rouen of 1517 between France and Scotland provided for the marriage of a French Princess to the King of Scots. However, it soon became clear that Madeleine of Valois, the daughter of King [read more]

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Madeleine of Valois

The last letter of Madeleine of Valois

Madeleine of Valois was the fifth child of Francis I of France and his wife Queen Claude. She was born on 10 August 1520 and was just 16 years old and in delicate health when she married James V of Scotland. She arrived in Scotland but would die there just two months later. On 8 [read more]