She is! But she's not saying anything, because she's too proud for that. She'd better get used to it though. Given she and Francis can't keep their hands off each other, she's going to find herself in this position more than once over the next decade or so!Poor Mary and Anne, to lose their mother at such young ages... Still, hopefully, they'll end up having happier lives than OTL...... Mary Tudor herself must be terrified at the prospect of giving birth, given both her mother's death, as well of Elizabeth Howard's, and countless other women... Excellent chapter!
I thought so too. Francis adored his sister, so it made sense that here, with Marie's sister being a Margaret too, she'd push for that to be their first daughter's name rather than Charlotte or Louise..Yay, a successful birth and a hopefully healthy baby girl... The name is a clever compromise on Mary's part, pretty inoffensive... Francis will have to be patient, but I trust in another year or two Mary will be pregnant again. Great chapter!
Little Marguerite won't be Madame Royale. I don't think that was a Valois title, but rather something that came in with Henri IV. But yes, she's here, and named for both her aunts.Ah, Madame Royale is here, and I must admit I do love the name Marguerite. Very excited and waiting patiently for the next chapter!!
To be fair, Mary was only Queen of France for about 3 months OTL, and married to a man who could displace Marguerite's beloved brother as heir if he fathered a son. I don't really think they will have had much of a relationship. But they're sisters ITTL, and Marie, as she is now, has been in France nearly two years. It's a very different dynamic...Marguerite is very nice especially since I rarely see the relationship between Margaret and Mary touched on!