There, Francis II generously supported this group of exiled Englishmen against all the Plantagenet demands that he should surrender them. In October 1483, Henry Tudor launched a failed invasion of England from Brittany. Duke Francis II supported this invasion by providing 40,000 gold crowns, 15,000 soldiers, and a fleet of transport ships.
On 10 July 1541, Francis married Princess Christina of Denmark in Brussels. Princess Christina was a daughter of King Christian II and Isabella of Austria (who had herself been a potential bride of Henry VIII). Francis died at Remiremont in 1545, leaving Christina as the Regent of Lorraine and as the guardian of their young children. Children
256. Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (father of 128) 257. Anna Sophie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (mother of 128) 258. Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (father of 129) 259. Antoinette Amelie of Brunswick-Lüneburg (mother of 129) 260. Heinrich XXIX, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf (father of 130) 261.