Hilde van den Berg of Hemmashoshilde Blog gives us the background on Anne of Brittany’s marital suitors. There were many. By age 14, she had chosen. Who was he? Read on.

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So, Anne of Brittany needed a new fiancee after the prince she was betrothed with had disappeared in 1483. Even though she was just 6 year old they were eager to betroth her because they were running out of time. Francis II still didn’t have a legitimate son to give the throne to and on top of that he was waging war against the French king Louis XI and after his dead in 1483 against his daughter Anne of France who was the regent for her brother Charles VIII who was still a minor at the time.

Louis XI who fought with Francis II of Brittany until his death in 1483. Louis XI who fought with Francis II of Brittany until his death in 1483.

Anne of France daughter of Louis XI took over as regentess after her fathers death during Charles VIII minority. Anne of France daughter of Louis XI took over as regentess after her fathers death during Charles VIII minority.

In 1486 Francis II managed to get approval of his noblemen to let his elder daughter inherit the throne if…

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