Learn more about Francis I of France through this You Tube documentary
Although Francis I’s reign occurred a little earlier than most of my books, his influence over Renaissance France can’t be overstated. Francis is responsible for ushering in the full French Renaissance, which was in its earliest stages before he took the throne.
As soon as he became King, he set about pushing Renaissance ideals to the French court, making the French Renaissance centered amongst the nobility instead of every level of French society as the Italian Renaissance had
This short documentary includes images and interviews with historians about Francis’s life and reign.