Anne of Brittany was crowned at St. Denis on February 8, 1492. She was the first Queen crowned there and consecrated, “anointed in the head and chest” by Andre d’Espinay, Archbishop of Bordeaux. Beautiful, young, and full of life, with her hair plaited and hanging over her shoulders, she looked like a young girl, but when seated in robes of white satin, she was every inch a queen. Superb, haughty, a ruler in her own right and superior to the king in education and training, she took her place beside him not only as his queen but as the queen of France. But Charles VIII limited her role. She was supposed to give him a male heir as soon as possible and that was it. Anne of Brittany was way to talented to just be treated like a baby-making machine, but at the same time her wedding contract stated that she should marry the next French king if she would not give Charles VIII before he died.