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Kingdom of France Flag - France
Kingdom of France
Real Name: Royaume de France
Capital: Paris
Religion: Catholicism
King: Charles IX

Francis II
Henry II
Francis I

Queen: Mary Stuart
(Consort, former)

Catherine de' Medici
(Consort, Queen Mother)

Royals: Elisabeth, Queen of Spain

Claude, Princess of France
Henri, Prince of France
Margot, Princess of France
Francis, Duke of Brittany
Louis, Prince of Condé
Antoine, King of Navarre

Nobles: Estelle, Lady Narcisse

Lady Madeleine
Lady Barnard (Lady-in-Waiting)
Lady Charlotte (Lady-in-Waiting)
Beatrice (Lady-in-Waiting)
Natalia (Lady-in-Waiting)
Aloysius, Lord Castleroy
Yvette Castleroy
Gemma Castleroy
Lord Hugo
Lord Montgomery
Eduard, Lord Narcisse
Christian, Duke of Guise
Claude, Duke of Guise
Philipe, Count Nardin
Richard, Viscount Delacroix
Robert, Viscount of Lorraine
John Philip, Baron of Vellay

Members: Diane de Poitiers

Stéphane Narcisse
Leith Bayard (Bodyguard)
Alec (Bodyguard)
Nostradamus (Court Seer)
Father Lucien

Servants: Christophe(King's Guard)

Penelope (Kitchen Staff)
Sarah(Attending Maid)

Citizens: Clarissa Delacroix

Olivia D'Amencourt (Fallen Lady)
Isobel Derant

Location: The Blood Wood

Château de Chenonceau
Château de Chambord

Houses: House of Valois

House of Bourbon
House of Medici (Marriage)
House of Stuart (Marriage)

Affiliations: Holy Roman Empire Flag - Germany

Kingdom of Spain Flag - Spain Kingdom of Scotland Flag - Scotland Kingdom of Portugal Flag - Portugal

First Appearance: Pilot
Last Appearance: All It Cost Her

The Kingdom of France is a proud and very traditional kingdom. It is known that most, if not all of its subjects are of the Roman Catholic faith. The kingdom also maintains strong ties to the Pope in Italy, and are now good allies with the kingdom of England.

The country was ruled by the young King Francis and Queen Mary, until King Francis died at the hands of Scottish Assassins. Charles is now the King of France, with Catherine on the side to advise him.




Holy Roman Empire[]

Long Live the King - (Mentioned)
In 1525, King Francis I was captured by the forces of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and held prisoner in Spain. To obtain his release, he agreed that Henry and his older brother would take his place in prison. Both boys were held and beaten for 3 years.

Kingdom of Scotland[]

Mary, Queen of Scotland has been kept away in a convent for her own protection. After an assassination attempt, she is sent to French Court, where she is to wait until she is married to Francis, Dauphin of France.

Francis and Mary wed in a grand ceremony, then leave on their honeymoon tour. This effectively intertwines both kingdoms by marriage.

Francis is crowned king of France, while Mary is crowned queen consort of France.

In a Clearing
When Francis dies, Mary's title of queen and any power she holds at court fades with him.

Fight or Flight
Mary officially relieves France and her armies of their duty to Scotland by signing a document to call the French army home.

As a show of Scottish support and allegiance for France's new king, Mary attends King Charles' Coronation.

Safe Passage
Before leaving for Scotland, Mary saves Queen Catherine and Charles from the wrath of the French army.

Pulling Strings
Per her daughter, Elisabeth, Queen of Spain's request, Catherine attends Mary's Catholic wedding to Lord Darnley.

Kingdom of Spain[]

Princess Elisabeth married King Philip of Spain in a lavish ceremony.

In Reign[]

  • 31 March 1519

Henry II of France, the second son of King Francis I, is born.

  • 28 October 1533

Italian-born Catherine de' Medici and Prince Henry are married at the age of 14.

  • 19 January 1544

Prince Francis, the first child of Prince Henry and Catherine, is born.

  • 2 April 1545

Princess Elisabeth, the second child of Prince Henry and Catherine, is born.

  • 31 March 1547

Henry II and Catherine de' Medici become King and Queen of France.

  • 27 June 1550

Prince Charles, the third child of King Henry and Queen Catherine, is born.

  • 19 September 1551

Prince Henri, the fourth child of King Henry and Queen Catherine, is born.

  • April 1557

King Henry signs the Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis to end The Italian Wars, and marries his daughter, Elisabeth of Valois off to the Prince of Spain.
- The wedding actually took place in 1559.

  • 4 April 1558

Queen Mary of Scotland and Prince Francis have a small wedding at court and agree to take England once their Queen is dead.

  • 24 April 1558

Queen Mary of Scotland and Prince Francis have a larger wedding at Notre Dame de Paris.

In History[]

The Renaissance

The Renaissance era was noted for the emergence of powerful centralized institutions, as well as a flourishing culture (much of it imported from Italy). The kings built a strong fiscal system, which heightened the power of the king to raise armies that overawed the local nobility. In Paris especially there emerged strong traditions in literature, art and music. The prevailing style was classical.

The Ordinance of Villers-Cotterêts was signed into law by Francis I in 1539. Largely the work of Chancellor Guillaume Poyet, it dealt with a number of government, judicial and ecclesiastical matters. Articles 110 and 111, the most famous, called for the use of the French language in all legal acts, notarised contracts and official legislation.

The Italian Wars

After the Hundred Years' War, Charles VIII of France signed three additional treaties with Henry VII of England, Maximilian I of Habsburg, and Ferdinand II of Aragon respectively at Étaples (1492), Senlis (1493) and in Barcelona (1493). These three treaties cleared the way for France to undertake the long Italian Wars (1494–1559), which marked the beginning of early modern France. French efforts to gain dominance resulted only in the increased power of the Habsburg house.

The French Wars of Religion

Barely were the Italian Wars over, when France was plunged into a domestic crisis with far-reaching consequences. Despite the conclusion of a Concordat between France and the Papacy (1516), granting the crown unrivalled power in senior ecclesiastical appointments, France was deeply affected by the Protestant Reformation's attempt to break the hegemony of Catholic Europe. A growing urban-based Protestant minority (later dubbed Huguenots) faced ever harsher repression under the rule of Francis I's son King Henry II. After Henry II's death in a joust, the country was ruled by his widow Catherine de' Medici and her sons Francis II, Charles IX and Henry III. Renewed Catholic reaction headed by the powerful dukes of Guise culminated in a massacre of Huguenots (1562), starting the first of the French Wars of Religion, during which English, German, and Spanish forces intervened on the side of rival Protestant and Catholic forces. Opposed to absolute monarchy, the Huguenot Monarchomachs theorized the right of rebellion and the legitimacy of tyrannicide.

The Wars of Religion culminated in the War of the Three Henrys in which Henry III assassinated Henry de Guise, leader of the Spanish-backed Catholic league, and the king was murdered in return. After the assassination of both Henry of Guise (1588) and Henry III (1589), the conflict was ended by the accession of the Protestant king of Navarre as Henry IV (first king of the Bourbon dynasty) and his subsequent abandonment of Protestantism (Expedient of 1592) effective in 1593, his acceptance by most of the Catholic establishment (1594) and by the Pope (1595), and his issue of the toleration decree known as the Edict of Nantes (1598), which guaranteed freedom of private worship and civil equality.