elizabeth i of england

  1. Mary, Queen of Scots born. . . male?

    In OTL, Mary Stuart was born the daughter of James V of Scotland and Marie d'Guise on the 8th December 1542. She would become Queen Regnant of Scotland at six days old, and would marry four times, though notably to her first husband, Francis II of France, whom was one of the driving factors in...
  2. WI: Queen Elizabeth 1st was a lesbian?

    What if, the real reason Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen' never married was actually because she was a lesbian? How would it have impacted her reign and future attitudes (perhaps even the church of England?) if this was a 'known secret', and she had a number of female lovers throughout her life?
  3. RedKing

    WI: Frances Brandon's son born in 1556 lives?

    In otl, Frances Brandon had a son in 1556 with her second husband Adrian Stokes, although the child was stillborn. But what if he lived? How would he impact the English succession? On one hand, he's the only English-born male heir who is eligible for succession under the Third Succession Act but...
  4. aoifeloveskhoward

    What if Elizabeth I had a daughter

    20th February 1569- Hatfield house A woman sat up in a Richly embroidered bed. She had right copper ringlets and piercing black eyes which seemed to stare disapprovingly even when the face below was smiling. She was holding a tiny baby wrapped in white and gold swaddle. The baby yawned and...
  5. Henry VIII dies on Christmas 1536

    24 January 1536: King Henry VIII avoids injury at the Greenwich Palace Tournament. Anne is still executed after her miscarriage, and the Second Succession Act declares both Mary and Elizabeth illegitimate bastards. Christmas 1536: Henry, in a bout of frustration and despair after Jane Seymour's...
  6. Henry VIII’s heiress - A Tudor TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Anne, Queen of England was dead, together with her stillborn child, a boy who would be Henry’s long waited heir and the King was furious, specially as the doctors had no explanation for what happened as Anne’s pregnancy had gone smooth enough until the day before the tragedy. Some suggested who...
  7. Henry VIII’s heiress

    What if Anne Boleyn died for her 1534 miscarriage, leaving Henry VIII as widower with only a small daughter as heiress? Here Henry VIII has NOT yet tired of Anne, and she was dead while Catherine was still alive meaning who Henry need to remarry quickly for a son and Elizabeth’s legitimacy can...
  8. 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...
  9. SunZi

    Gloriana and Hercules — A TL of Elizabeth and Francis' wedding

    Introduction: Gloriana and Hercules — A TL of Elizabeth and Francis' wedding I grieve and dare not show my discontent; I love, and yet am forced to seem to hate; I do, yet dare not say I ever meant; I seem stark mute, but inwardly do prate. I am, and not; I freeze and yet am burned, Since from...
  10. WI: Elizabeth Tudor is born deformed

    7 September 1533 wasn't exactly the happiest day of Henry VIII's life, as King REALLY wanted healthy son to succed him - he married Anne Boleyn in the first place, because he hoped for a legit heir apparent. Yet he still had to wait for it, and his situation wasn't any better than before. Yet he...
  11. phil03

    WI: Elizabeth I Became Queen of England in 1553

    In the last months I have seen a lot of threat where Mary I either became queen earlier or survived longer (when I participate I tend to be among those who feel that it would take more for her policies to meet long term success then sometime assumed) but rarely do I see threads going the other...
  12. The Albion of the Tudors

    What if Mary Stewart, Queen of Scotland was captured by the English ahead of her departure for France and so raised in England and married to Edward VI? And if Edward VI still died young, but left children (including a son) who would prevent the succession of the OTL Mary I? Mary Stewart, here...
  13. A Boleyn England

    What if Anne Boleyn do not miscarried her child in 1536? The child was a boy, who would be Henry VIII‘s heir and secure her position as his wife and Queen, making her untouchable for her enemies and destroying forever any hope of Mary to being restored as princess (as Charles V had abandoned her...
  14. The Boleyn Princess

    What if Anne Boleyn died for her 1534 miscarriage, leaving Henry VIII as widower with only a small daughter as heiress? Here Henry VIII has NOT yet tired of Anne, and she was dead while Catherine was still alive meaning who Henry need to remarry quickly for a son and Elizabeth’s legitimacy can...
  15. WI: Jane Seymour survived Edward VI's birth.

    For too long, Jane Seymour has been the "Plaine Jane," boring wife who was a nice stepmother and died after giving birth to Henry's precious son. What would have happened if Jane had survived Edward's birth? King Henry VIII (b. June 28, 1491) married Queen Jane Seymour (c. 1508) 1. Prince...
  16. WI: Elizabeth Tudor marries Robert Dudley in 1550
    Threadmarks: 1550

    A big scandal shakes the Tudor court when it is discovered that the Lady Elizabeth has secretly married Sir Robert Dudley. Enraged by his sister marrying without his permission, Edward exiled both the Princess and her new husband to Ireland, swearing he will never speak to either again. To his...
  17. WI: Elizabeth I of England was a boy

    What if Anne Boleyn had a son instead of a daughter? How would Henry VIII having a healthy son with Anne alter history?
  18. Olena

    Alt. Suggestions Second Husband Mary Queen of Scots?

    Supposing Mary Stuart returned to Scotland without the direct agenda of being named heiress to the English throne, whom might she have selected as her consort to succeed François II? Bear in mind, she'd have no intention of relinquishing Catholicism or raising an heir within that faith. Darnley...
  19. No Rivalry Between Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth of England

    But instead, they co-operate. They don't necessarily agree on everything, but say Elizabeth doesn't back the Lords in the 1560s against Mary - since, according to Leanda de Lisle, Elizabeth was more in favour of the Stuarts absolutism than the suspected "parliamentary co-operation" of the Greys...
  20. Olena

    James, Duke of Rothesay (b. 1540) survives to adulthood

    Per OTL, the oldest son of James V and Marie de Guise, James, Duke of Rothesay died at 11mo; however, in the event he AND his younger brother Arthur, Duke of Albany (b.1541) survive to adulthood what effects would this have? James V, Henry VIII, Mary Tudor, and Edward VI all die per OTL; also...
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