Funeral of King Francis
Francis' funeral3
General Information
  • Fall of 1559
  • Francis' memorial service

The funeral of King Francis was an event held at French Court so that everyone could come to bid the King farewell. Francis died from head trauma after he saved Mary from a gang of assassins. This event took pace in In a Clearing.

During the Event Edit

At French Court the people have come to bid farewell to their beloved King, Mary talks with Narcisse about the assassin who got away; he further reveals that the remaining gang member is part of a radical sect in Lords in Scotland: who plotted her demise after the death of her mother Marie de Guise. Mary asks if anymore information can be gotten from this man, and when Narcisse says no then Mary commands that the man be hanged. Bash places the sword and crown on his brother's coffin, he then listens as Mary tells him that this isn't the way she and Francis were supposed to go to Paris and they were supposed to dance under the stars.

A guard soon comes and says that it is custom for the Queen of France to ride in the first carriage; however with tears in her eyes Mary shakes her head as she says that she is no longer the Queen of France.

Queen Catherine is also in tears as she mourns the loss of her son, she talks with Nostradamus about possibly returning to French Court, but Nostradamus says that he is not staying and despite Catherine's pleas that she needs his help to fight Narcisse for the Regency to protect her son; Nostradamus tells her that only with the help of Mary will she be able to rule France. Catherine's old friend then wishes her long life God willing and leaves the castle.

Finally after everyone is in the carriages, the procession to the burial site begins to leave the courtyard as Mary walks behind her husband's coffin.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Francis' death in this episode is inaccurate
    • Historically, Francis died on December 5, 1560 at the age of only 16 after suffering complications from an ear infection.
  • In the show, Francis was King for about 2 years
    • Historically, Francis was King for only 17 months before his death.

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