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    Year of the Four Kings: WI Buckingham's Rebellion was Successful?

    Although Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, eventually won the throne of England by right of conquest in the Battle of Bosworth Field in August of 1485, the seeds for the overthrow of Richard III had been sown much earlier. In October of 1483, a series of uprisings took place against Richard...
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    WI Charles VIII of France Lives?

    Charles VIII, the Affable, was the last King of France from the direct line of the House of Valois, but his death in 1498 was an accident (he struck his head on the lintel of a door) and it happened when he was quite young (he died at age 27). At the time of his death, he had just lost the first...
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    Arthur Survives, Who Does Henry Wed?

    Henry VIII, as we all know, was the spare to the throne - he had an older brother, Arthur, who was married to Catherine of Aragon in 1501. Their marriage lasted less than six months before Arthur died of an unknown illness in 1502. Whether or not it was actually consummated is a riddle for the...
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    AHC: Roman Atlantropa

    I was having a discussion with e of pi about hair-brained schemes when, between the two of us, we came up with one of our own, and I must warn you all, it's a doozy: Atlantropa (or Panropa) was a project devised by German architect Herman Sorgel in the 1920s IOTL. It involved damming...
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    Harry Potter and the Small Screen

    As we all know, the Harry Potter series of novels was adapted into a series of films, starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone, for those of you sadly underestimated by Scholastic) in 2001. This was the result of a search for adaptable properties by film...
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    That Wacky Redhead
    Threadmarks: Prologue: September 20, 1986

    September 20, 1986 We open on a lavishly decorated but somehow cozy and intimate interview room, with two empty chairs in the middle. Assorted flower arrangements are everywhere. Everything is in soft focus - an appropriate stylistic choice, for more reasons than one. Enter Baba Wawa -...
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