16th century

  1. RedKing

    WI/PC: Elizabeth I marries Francis of Anjou

    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...
  2. What if Henry VIII's children by his first three wives had had children/gotten married?

    What would happen? Of course this would require Elizabeth to not be sexually abused by Katherine Parr's new husband, in order for her to even consider marriage (and she still might not, who knows). What if Henry had arranged marriages/betrothals for Mary and Elizabeth before his death? Mary was...
  3. WI: Portugal had the right to colonize half of North America?

    In OTL Portugal and Castile made a certain number of treaties to estabilish their official zones of influence in Africa, Asia and America, the most famous being Tordesillas. The first of those treaties was Alcáçovas, that treaty said that future lands discovered in the Atlantic south of the 27th...
  4. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Catarina of Portugal becomes ruler of Portugal

    During the War of Portuguese Succession, there were many claimants for the Portuguese Throne, but two major ones. First was being Philip II of Spain, the eventually winner which create the Iberian Union, and António, Prior of Crato, an illegitimate grandson of Manuel I of Portugal. However...
  5. WI: Ferdinand unites Hungary early then defeats Suleiman in battle

    Visualise the following scenario: Following the disastrous Battle of Mohács and Louis II's death, Ferdinand von Habsburg and John Szapolyai both claim the Hungarian throne for themselves. However unlike IOTL, the Battle of Tarcal(1527) proves to be more decisive, as it results in not only...
  6. Bailey of Aragon

    Tudor Twins V2: A Tudor TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter One: Secured, all the same

    PART 1: THE REIGN OF HENRY VIII (1516 - ) "My Spanish Pomegranate went into birth in the twilight hours of the 17th of February 1516, while the rest of the court and I eagerly awaited news of her birth and her survival, for I could not bear to lose her, but alas, in the small hours of the 18th...
  7. RedKing

    A Reversal of Fates: A Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue - A Reversal of Fates

    A Reversal of Fates: A Timeline Late October 1497 was a busy time for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain. Their only son and heir, John had recently married the Austrian Archduchess Margaret, who in the few months since their marriage was already pregnant with their first child. Isabella and...
  8. Destinatus [Volume I]
    Threadmarks: Chapter #1

    "With the blessing and guidance of the Lord himself, Harri Tudur, that plucky gallant Welshman whose blood is barely royal to that of the Sons of York, was destined to become King of England and Lord of Ireland, thus he had restored order and stability to the English realm on that very fateful...
  9. GameBawesome

    WI: Hideyoshi invades the Philippines?

    In OTL, Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent Japanese Armies to invaded Joseon Korea, to conquer Ming China in hopes of honoring his late Lord Oda Nobunaga's dream, and to cement the Toyotomi Clan's security (Or to get rid of a bunch of samurai, by having them invade Korea). The Imjin War was a disaster...
  10. Maximilian

    A Queen that Never Was: A Joanna of Castile TL
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    Tordesillas, Castile. 12 April 1555. Joanna of Castile groaned as she pulled herself up into a sitting position, pulling a letter from the sleeve of her night clothing and holding it in her wrinkled hand as she removed the paper from the envelope, tears forming in her eyes as she began to read...
  11. Frederick II of the HRE

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    Threadmarks: Portal page

  12. Maximilian

    WI: Isabella of Burgundy's twins survive.

    Let's say that these two boys manage to live into old age while their brother John dies as OTL in 1532, what happens to them? Would they be raised in Lierre like their OTL siblings? Would they play an important part in Habsburg politics like their brother John was destined to and who would they...
  13. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Ming Dynasty revamps their Navy in the 16th Century

    Historically, during the 16th Century, the Ming Dynasty's Navy was very poor, which is ironic, as nearly a century ago, they had Treasure Fleets to show their supremacy. After that, their Navy went into decline. Sure, they Ming had naval victories against the Portuguese in the 1520s, and the...
  14. RedKing

    What if Henry VIII had been better prepared to be King?

    In our timeline, the Tudors experienced a slight crisis when Arthur Tudor died unexpectedly in 1502 and the unprepared Prince Henry, Duke of York became heir. Henry is believed to have been prepared for a church career. But what if Henry VII had better prepared Henry VIII to be King. Let's say...
  15. RedKing

    The Children of Camelot
    Threadmarks: Section 1: A Miracle

    "Early 1502, appeared as though it would be a sad year for all of England. The King and Queen, Henry VII and Elizabeth of York had lost their eldest son and heir, Arthur, Prince of Wales. Their son was only 15 years old and was the 'Great Tudor Hope'. Arthur's wife, whom he had only married 6...
  16. RedKing

    What if Catherine of Aragon died on her way to England in 1501?

    During Catherine of Aragon's journey to England in 1501, it was quite stormy and if I remember correctly she had to return back to Spain. So what if Catherine had been less lucky and during her journey to England she was shipwrecked and drowned? Who does Arthur marry now? How does Isabella of...
  17. RedKing

    What if Queen Elizabeth of York lived?

    For those who don't know Queen Elizabeth of York, eldest child of King Edward IV, wife of King Henry VII and Mother to King Henry VIII. She and Henry VII were in a loving marriage and were quite close. They had 4 children who survived infancy (though the eldest Arthur, tragically died at 15)...
  18. RedKing

    What if Margaret Douglas succeeded Mary I?

    Margaret Douglas, was the daughter of Princess Margaret Tudor and John Douglas, she is perhaps best remembered for being the Mother of Henry Darnley and Grandmother of King James VI and I, however, she was one of Queen Mary's favourites. Mary allegedly referred Douglas as the best person to...
  19. RedKing

    What if Queen Mary I married Reginald Pole?

    Reginald Pole, was an English Cardinal and the last legitimate male Yorkist heir. In 1553, when Queen Mary I took power the Church offered to release Reginald Pole from his vows so that he could marry Mary. Of course this never happened and Mary would marry Philip II of Spain, but what if Mary...
  20. RedKing

    What if Catherine of Aragon went along with Henry VIII's Divorce?

    A thought I had a while back, basically in otl Anne of Cleves went along with Henry VIII's will to divorce her and as such was given estates to live on and made an honorary member of the royal family. So I wondered what if Catherine of Aragon did the same? Acknowledging that their marriage was...