Recent content by Llamastrangler

  1. What are the biggest mysteries of the Dark Ages?

    Isn’t this something to do with the somewhat controversial writings of Immanuel Velikovsky that were fashionable in the 70s? He was big on Egyptian chronology but also other things, such as Venus having several close encounters with Earth. He’s brilliantly mad, but mad nonetheless.
  2. TL: King George IV

    Just delurking to praise the latest addictive instalment. I very much like that Pepke’s suspicious death is left so tantalisingly unresolved.
  3. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    If I had the time or, indeed, the talent, I’d like to have a go at a kind of non-imperialistic Britwank, as here. Perhaps this England or Britain could end up like, say, modern day Denmark- no arrogance or pretensions to superpowerdom but a nice place to live with no real enemies, and perhaps...
  4. The flame of British Liberalism burns steady and brighter: A timeline from 1945

    Interesting. The right hasn’t quite taken over, with Howe describing himself as “One Nation”, but in OTL he was no “wet”. And the small margin of victory may indicate a fractious and assertive right wing.
  5. Providence and the United Kingdom: A British TL

    I expect Bertie will marry Marie- if only because it’s the road not taken in OTL and so potentially more interesting. Beyond this, the narrative so far seems to be one of more focused and successful reform efforts. We seem to be ending up with greater military efficiency. And if “killing...
  6. Providence and the United Kingdom: A British TL

    Ooh, this sounds like a non-Imperial Britwank, something I’d always thought would make a good basis for a TL but have neither the time nor the talent to write:)
  7. Osman Reborn; The Survival of Ottoman Democracy [An Ottoman TL set in the 1900s]

    Best of luck for your finals. Everything else can wait:)

    Interesting in that the Tories (very) slightly improved on OTL vs Labour but also in that we now have a strikingly early precedent for TV election debates.
  9. Let Us Win Through Together [Redux]: A British Politics TL

    Interesting and left field choice- was there no Aberfan ITTL?
  10. "The Commonwealth of Britain" - Republican UK Wikibox TL

    I’m loving the DBWI bit at the start, speculating about what would have happened if Blair’s OTL devolution plans had passed!
  11. A New Britain - A British Political TL (1995-)

    This is going to cause a huge outcry over first past the post with the Lib Dems significantly outperforming the Tories in terms of the share of the vote. To use an anachronism- subscribed!
  12. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I’m expecting Odysseus’ reign to be entirely about eastwards conquests while Athena runs the home front as co-empress in all but name. But Odysseus will burn bright and briefly. He will conquer for a few spectacular years, draw a line, and then abdicate in favour of his sister.
  13. A Thousand Stars: Christopher Marlowe Survives

    This was joyful, erudite and wonderful. Thank you, from a Marlowe fan. This is the best Marlowe-related creative work I’ve read since A Dead Man in Deptford, and that’s high praise!
  14. An Age of Miracles Continues: The Empire of Rhomania

    I’m not sure the fact that southern England may be seen as a core part of the overall empire would mitigate as much against an English clamour for independence as it may seem. Yes, we’re a long way past 1066 and yes, the mediaeval tension between the French—speaking Norman ruling class and the...