Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis 1st. Born 13th October 1499, died 20th July 1524.    After leaving Mechelen in Belgium, Anne Boleyn travelled to France where she spent her teenage years as Maid of Honour to Queen Claude. They resided mainly at the chateau of Amboise in the Loire Valley.

Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis 1st. Born 13th October 1499, died 20th July 1524. After leaving Mechelen in Belgium, Anne Boleyn travelled to France where she spent her teenage years as Maid of Honour to Queen Claude. They resided mainly at the chateau of Amboise in the Loire Valley.

Excerpt from a letter written by Anne Boleyn to King Henry VIII., Late Summer 1526. The only 'love' letter of Anne's, to the King, that survives-'Sire,   It belongs only to the august mind of a great king, to whom Nature has given a heart full of generosity towards the sex, to repay by favors so extraordinary an artless and short conversation with a girl.' FOLLOW the link to read full letter...

Anne Boleyn: wife of Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I. Beheaded by Henry on 19 May 1536

The royal chateau of Blois in France's lovely Loire Valley. Anne Boleyn  visited and probably stayed here many times during her teenage years spent serving the Queen of France. Their base was at nearby Amboise this was King Francis's palace.

The royal chateau of Blois in France's lovely Loire Valley. Anne Boleyn visited and probably stayed here many times during her teenage years spent serving the Queen of France. Their base was at nearby Amboise this was King Francis's palace.

The royal chateau of Blois in France's lovely Loire Valley. Anne Boleyn  visited and probably stayed here many times during her teenage years spent serving the Queen of France. Their base was at nearby Amboise this was King Francis's palace.

The royal chateau of Blois in France's lovely Loire Valley. Anne Boleyn visited and probably stayed here many times during her teenage years spent serving the Queen of France. Their base was at nearby Amboise this was King Francis's palace.

She was the last child of Ferdinand of Aragon, king of Spain and Isabella, queen of Castile (together known as the "Catholic Kings")

She was the last child of Ferdinand of Aragon, king of Spain and Isabella, queen of Castile (together known as the "Catholic Kings")

Leonardo da Vinci’s Bedroom at Clos Luce Chateau in the Loire Valley of France, Where He Spent the Last Few Years of His Life

PHOTO: Clos Luce Chateau, Loire Valley, France,

Loire Valley, France - Chateau d'Clos Luce Chateau -- Leonardo da Vinci’s bedroom

Chateau Amboise, France. Anne Bolyen spent time here while in the service of Queen Claude and Leonardo Di Vinci lived, died and was buried here.

Renaissance Romance in Amboise, Loire Valley

Anne Bolyen spent time here while in the service of Queen Claude and Leonardo Di Vinci lived, died and was buried here.

Queen Anne's Ermine Symbol, Chateau Royal de Blois, Loire Valley, France

Chateau Royal de Blois: Royal Symbols

Queen Anne's Ermine Symbol, Chateau Royal de Blois, Loire Valley, France

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