|Francesca de' Medici|
|Real Name:||Francesca de' Medici|
|Originally From:||Florence, Italy|
|Family:||Catherine de' Medici (Cousin)|
|Affiliations:|| Kingdom of Italy|
|Portrayed by:||Nancy Palk|
- "Make sure you take care of this.'"
- —Francesca de' Medici
Francesca de' Medici is a member of the Medici family and a cousin to Queen Catherine that came down from Italy to help stop Henry's attempts to divorce her.
Like other members of the House of Medici Francesca is very frank and quick to speak her mind, no matter how rude or sensitive the topic. However, she does have a way of getting what needs to be done, done.
Pietro de' Medici and Francesca de' Medici traveled to France along with King Henry. They came to visit Catherine de' Medici to stop Henry's attempt to divorce their cousin. They explained the gravity of the situation as Pietro informed Catherine that she might be beheaded if they fail.
Later, Pietro and Francesca met with Catherine in the garden to gain information from a wet nurse. After seeing that she wouldn't give them information on the location of a baby, they took her to the dungeon and put her on the rack. Not long after, they got their information.
Once they realized their afforest may be in vain, they told Catherine to end her life instead of being divorced and executed by King Henry. They did not want her to ruin the family name.
Herself and Pietro returned to Florence, Italy that night.