Click to open Web Gallery of Art display page. Click on their image to enlarge/fit page etc. Use maximum magnification (200%) to see “The Magnificat” carved in Mary’s mantle hem.
Francois I of France was a contemporary of Henry VIII. He seems to have attempted at times to steer a conciliatory course during the Reformation, before eventually pursuing tactics typical of a monarch of his times. Click to open the Wikipedia article on Francois I.