Francis I of France betroths his niece to Duke William of Cleves (43 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Francis I of France plans a marriage between his niece Jeanne d'Albret and Duke William of Cleves, seeking to make an alliance with the duchy which Henry VIII has just turned away from in his rejection of Anne of Cleves as a wife.

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Editors. "Francis I of France betroths his niece to Duke William of Cleves". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14641, accessed 26 July 2017.]

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