ISTR reading somewhere that had Charles VIII lived, OTL's Louis XII (then just Louis II, duc d'Orléans) would've married Louise of Savoy, Dowager comtesse d'Angoulême as a second wife (I'm not sure if this would have been in the late 1490s or after Charles' sister, St. Jeanne de Valois died). But the idea of the marriage going through makes me curious as to whether this was simply Charles' way of still attempting to saddle Orléans with a bride that wouldn't give him children, while preventing him from looking elsewhere for a wife? Long time ago I read an alt-history/fan-fiction based on The Tudors where Louise winds up as second wife to Henry VII, and much to everyone's surprise gives him three children (a duke of Somerset and a duke of Bedford and a daughter IIRC). It wasn't very good, since the basic mistakes of The Tudors were still in there (Henry VIII only having one full sister named Margaret, who was younger than him, etc), although they got Henry's younger sister's marriage right - to the French (instead of the Portuguese) king, just the wrong one. Since Margie wound up married to François I (which I'm not sure that the pope would've granted a dispensation for). But I digress. My question is thus whether Louise would've been able to give Louis (X)II children? And more importantly, would she want to (either marry Louis or give him children)? Since it would damage her own son's chances if she were to have a boy. Although, on the flip side, if Charles Orland (or some other son with Anne of Brittany) were to survive, I'm not sure that Louise would be as worried about her son becoming king.