THE PALACE REVOLUTION OF 1547 The death of Francis I was followed by a palace revolution. The forces of faction which had been building up in the last years of the reign were now released. Henry II had not forgiven the duchesse d'Etampes and Francis's ministers for the peace of Crepy. As the close friend of Anne de Montmorency, he would not allow any of the Constable's enemies to remain at court. He also cashiered Francis's 'fair band', some of whom took refuge in the household of the longsuffering Queen Eleanor. Madame d'Etampes, who had retired to Limours shortly before Francis's death, was refused accommodation at court. She retired to one of her chateaux and devoted herself to pious works. Eleanor returned to Spain, where she died in 1558.