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  1. A Riot in Birmingham and the Death of David Lloyd George: A Timeline from December 1901

    Most Unionists in Ulster rejected the Christmas/Dublin Agreement because it did not exclude the province from the dominion of Ireland. There was a huge outcry against the majority of Ulster Unionist delegates to the Irish Convention who had voted in favour...
  2. A Murder in the Royal Palace in Edinburgh - a Timeline from 1566

    The capital of Ceara is Porto Alegre, which is where Melbourne is in OTL. Ceara was a prosperous colony. Gold had been discovered in 1640, and made the colony and Portugal rich. Wine was produced, wheat and other crops were grown , and there was cattle...
  3. A Murder in the Royal Palace in Edinburgh - a Timeline from 1566

    The Portuguese colony of Ceara in south-east Terra do Sul (OTL) continued to expand in area and grow in population in the 1640s and 1650s. In 1660 its border was the Rio Grande (OTL River Murray) from its mouth in OTL Encounter Bay to near its...
  4. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    The Commonwealth Party manifesto for the 1894 general election promised that only the railways would be taken into public ownership. with one-third owned by the government, one-third owned by the railway workers and one-third owned by railway users. It also...
  5. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    The Prime Minister, Catriona Macleod, discussed her treatment options for her breast cancer with her doctor. She was offered a masectomy of her left breast, followed by chemotherapy. She had told her partner, Margaret Rennie, about her diagnosis, and it...
  6. Scotland, Callaghan, Thatcher and others. A timeline from March 1979

    Callaghan made changes to his government in the week after the general election. He moved Denis Healey from Chancellor of the Exchequer to Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary. This was the job he wanted, having been Chancellor since March 1974. David...
  7. A Riot in Birmingham and the Death of David Lloyd George: A Timeline from December 1901

    In the opinion of many historians, the case against the Agreement was best put by Patrick Pearse. In words of poetic eloquence, he condemned it as keeping Ireland subordinate to Britain. It gave the appearance of independence, but withheld the substance...
  8. A Riot in Birmingham and the Death of David Lloyd George: A Timeline from December 1901

    The 70 Sinn Fein and four Irish Labour TDs met in the Mansion House, Dublin. to debate the Christmas Agreement. Not all TDs had been delegates to the Irish Convention. The debate lasted from 2 January to 4 January, and from 7 January to 10...
  9. A Murder in the Royal Palace in Edinburgh - a Timeline from 1566
    Threadmarks: France, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Treaty of Pyrenees

    France captured the western part of the island of Hispaniola from Spain in 1653. War between France and Spain ended with the Treaty of Pyrenees in 1654. By that treaty, Spain ceded part of Luxembourg and towns in Flanders, including Artois, to France...
  10. Striving for a world transformed by justice and peace - a TL from 1827

    Angharad Griffiths was defending a Commonwealth Party majority of 26.2% over Liberal in Swansea. In the 1890 general election, the Conservative vote was 13.0%. This time there was no Conservative candidate, and the Tory vote was expected to go Liberal...
  11. Keeping the British Liberal Party flag flying high

    When the House of Commons assembled on 20 June 1986, after the general election, MPs chose the Deputy Speaker, Ernest Armstrong (Durham North-West - Labour) to be Speaker. On 24 June, Catriona Macleod discovered a lump in her left breast. She visited her...
  12. Scotland, Callaghan, Thatcher and others. A timeline from March 1979

    Here is the link to the debate in the House of Commons on the Lords amendment to the Scotland Bill, which provided for elections to the Scottish assembly to be by AMS: http://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1978/jul/06/the-scottish-assembly. The vote...
  13. Scotland, Callaghan, Thatcher and others. A timeline from March 1979

    Under the Scotland Bill elections to the Scottish assembly would be by FPTP. But the House of Lords voted in fsvour of the Additional Member System (AMS).. This was reversed in the House of Commons, Under the Scotland Act 1978, the first election...
  14. Scotland, Callaghan, Thatcher and others. A timeline from March 1979

    The POD is that in the referendum on Scottish devolution on 1 March 1979, the Yes vote received the votes of 40.9% of the registered electorate. In OTL it was 32.9% of the electorate. The Yes vote and the turnout were higher than in OTL. Because...
  15. A Riot in Birmingham and the Death of David Lloyd George: A Timeline from December 1901

    State schools would be non-demoninational and not segregated into Catholic and Protestant. Neither the Catholic Church or Protestant Churches would have control, though teaching and religious services of the different churches would be allowed in the...
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