crusader states

  1. WI: Prussian Crusader State

    What if instead of becoming a theocracy administered by the Teutonic order, Prussia and Lithuania became a crusader state led by one of the German houses like the ones in the levant? What would be the major effects of Prussia becoming an actual monarchy 300 years early and united with the Baltics?
  2. WI: Saladin and his Successors Vassalized the Crusader States

    A bit of a weird (and I don't know how plausible) idea that came to my mind after hearing of how Saladin spared the first King of Cyprus (and King jure uxoris of Jerusalem) after capturing him at the Battle of Hattin. What If, instead of simply annexing almost the entirety of the lands of the...
  3. Kilij Arslan I lives longer?

    Kilij Arslan I, sultan of Rum, was the first Muslim leader to face the Crusaders, being defeated by them during the First Crusade but eventually scoring a victory in 1101. He was defeated in a battle near Mosul in 1107 and drowned in a river shortly after at the age of 27. What if he hadn't...
  4. Venetian-Greek / Catholic-Orthodox relationship. 9th to 16th century
    Threadmarks: Venetian-Byzantine

    I had an Idea, but needs a few pointers to finalize what I had envisioned: Earlier and more 'fair' greaco-venetian trade before the first crusade, no Greek Massacre of the Latins 1182 - no Fourth Crusade in 1204 aimed at orthodox Byzantium, more east-west christian cooperation against Muslim...
  5. Regnum Visigothorum
    Threadmarks: 1. The "Old" Visigothic Kingdom of Tolouse.

    Visigothic kingdom of Tolouse in 500 1. The "Old" Visigothic Kingdom of Tolouse. After murdering his brother Thorismund in 453, Theodoric II became king of the Visigothic Kingdom of Tolouse. In 466, after barely avoiding being assasinated himself by his own younger brother, Euric, the king...
  6. WI: Conrad of Montferrat survives

    Conrad of Montferrat was the de facto King of Jerusalem from 1190, but was only officially so after two years. However, he was never crowned, because he was assassinated by two Hashshashin in circumstances that remain unclear to this day. What if this assassination had failed, or never been...
  7. AHC: Surviving Crusader State

    Your challenge is to have at least one crusader state survive until at least 1500.
  8. Višeslav

    How does Saladin not ruling egypt affect the crusader states?

    Saladin's role in more or less removing catholic forces from the holy land is often very much hyped up. He is seen by many as the saviour of the Islamic world from Christian invaders. Now I don't believe in the idea that a great man alone is enough to shape history so drastically. What I'm...
  9. GauchoBadger

    WI: Successful Byzantine-Ayyubid Alliance?

    A few months ago, i made a thread on a hypothetical victory for Saladin against the Third Crusade's forces at the Battle of Arsuf in 1191. I wanted to bump it, but, because of the red warning, i ultimately decided not to. I originally thought Saladin would support the Seljuks of Rum due to...
  10. GauchoBadger

    WI: Crusader victory at Harran (1104)

    What if the Crusader forces under Bohemond, Prince of Antioch, and Baldwin II, Count of Edessa (and future King of Jerusalem) had managed to not get caught in a trap and slaughtered by the Seljuks of Mosul at the Battle of Harran, in 1104 AD? If Bohemond avoids disaster and humiliation, where...
  11. GauchoBadger

    WI: Ayyubid victory at Arsuf (1191)

    The Battle of Arsuf (1191 AD) was, arguably, the pivotal battle of the Third Crusade, which was launched in an attempt to halt the Ayyubid sultan Saladin's attempt at conquering the Crusader states. The Crusaders, under the leadership of Angevin English king Richard, the Lionheart, managed to...
  12. Rdffigueira

    And All Nations Shall Gather To It - A Crusades TL

    "And All Nations Shall Gather To It" - A Crusades TL ***** Hello, friends, This is a story I've been writing, bit a bit, for some months now, focused on the Crusaders (with a PoD in the First Crusade), and in an alt-Kingdom of Jerusalem (let's abreviate "KOJ" to facilitate). For a set of...
  13. The Duchy of Livonia

    This is from Space Oddity's TL, Now Blooms The Tudor Rose. And what I was wondering, since the footnotes say that this event was pretty much all OTL, is if it were possible for a Hohenzollern duchy of Livonia to be established a la Prussia? Or even if Magnus of Denmark's attempts at being king...
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