Of all of Elizabeth’s potential suitors, Francis of Anjou was one of, if not the closest to winning Elizabeth’s hand. Obviously she decided against the marriage due to religious and political concerns. But what if the marriage had gone through? Obviously, Elizabeth will probably not have issue with Francis (or if she does it will be confined to a single child given her age). How does the English court and nobility react? Leicester and the Privy Council (bar Cecil and Sussex) were against the match and would come into conflict with Elizabeth quickly. Could plots to depose her gain more traction here? More interestingly, Mary Queen of Scots is still kicking at this time, so could we see the French encouraging Elizabeth to restore her to throne (IIRC this was part of the reason for Catherine de Medici’s drive for the match). What else would change? Is this even possible?