Charles VIII died without a heir even though his wife Anne of Brittany gave birth to 4 kids (she also had 3 miscarriages) in 7 years. They all predeceased him. We do have Charles VIII Book of Hours just like we have the Book of Hours of Anne of Brittany Even his have a lot of references to children.
Charles VIII died in 1498 after he hit his head to the lintel of a door. He fell into a sudden coma and died 9 hours later. Since he died without children you would’ve thought that Anne of Brittany was no free to marry whoever she wanted but no. Her marriage contract stated that if she and Charles should fail to produce a heir to the throne Anne should marry the heir of the French throne: in this case Charles VIII cousin Louis XII. There was only one small issue; Louis XII was already married to Joan of France the sister of Charles VIII for 24 years. How would Louis XII solve this problem?
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