Francis I | The Art of Mark Evans

Francis I (1494-1547), The Ambitious

In Lenticular Flip Art, The Valois Dynasty by Mark Evans

Francis I was the first true renaissance monarch of France. His reign coincided with the Protestant Reformation. His Catholic paranoia led to increasingly violent persecution. Extravagant and sensual, Francis I left France richer in culture but economically weaker. He died of syphilis.