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  1. Euphemios

    What historically spurred London to become such a hotbed of dissent?

    The city: Chased out Queen Matilda during the Anarchy, 1141, Openly supported Louis the Lion in his invasion during the Barons' War, 1215-, Opened its gates to the insurrectionaries during the Peasants' Revolt, 1381-, Locked out the Lancastrians under Margaret of Anjou during the Readeption...
  2. GameBawesome

    WI: Rule of the Major-Generals = England's Sengoku Jidai?

    So, some context. In the 1650s, during the rule of Oliver Cromwell, he tried to institute what can be best described as a military dictatorship in the Commonwealth. England and Wales were divided into eleven regions, each governed by a major-general who were Puritans, Congregationalist reformers...
  3. kasumigenx

    Eleanor’s two failed marriage
    Threadmarks: The second failed marriage

    On the latter part of 1158, after giving birth to a death son, William(1153) and three daughters, Matilda(1155), Eleanor(1156) and Joanna(1157), Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine is now divorced the second time around and negotiated the annulment of the betrothal her daughter Marie with the house of...
  4. WI: Edward II is actually competent ruler

    Edward of Caernarfon was the eldest surviving son of King Edward I of England and only surviving son of his first wife, Eleanor of Castille - and because of that, he was - among other things -heir apparent and the first "English Prince of Wales". But all in all,king was most of the time was...
  5. Joan of Arc Champion of the English

    Looking into threads about the Hundreds Years War and the importance of Orleans, it got me wondering what would have happened if Joan of Arc visions told her to fight for the English rather than expel them like in OTL. What would have been her first course of action with such a mentality...
  6. kasumigenx

    Two Britains:Anne of Brittany marries Henry VIII
    Threadmarks: Anne of Brittany marries Henry VIII

    On the battle of Agnadello, Louis XII of France would die in May, 1509 and Anne of Brittany, in her early 30s and would be able to bear an heir to Brittany and sent her daughter, Claude to marry Francis I of France. The maids would find that the Dowager Queen Anne had left the court and went to...
  7. WI: Edmund Crouchback becomes King of Sicily

    Long story short: what if Edmund (OTL earl of Lancaster and Leicester), second son of King Henry III of England, becomes King of Sicily in 1263? Long story long: OTL, Emperor Frederick II, who was also the King of Sicily, managed to make himself an enemy of a long list of Popes. When Frederick...
  8. Euphemios

    WI: Richard II survives longer in captivity

    Historically, after Henry IV's accession, a group of malcontents would revolt in what would be called the Epiphany Rising, intending to rethrone Richard, and killing Henry, King and Prince both, if not for their abject failure to locate either. Richard would die some weeks later, reportedly...
  9. WI: Henry V lives longer; leaves only daughters

    And lots of them! 1) Lady Mary (b. 10 Nov 1421) 2) Lady Blanche (b. 31 Aug 1423) 3) Lady Catherine (b. 8 Sept 1424) 4) Lady Isabelle (b. 20 Oct 1425, posthumously) So, the POD for this WI is that Henry V consummates his marriage with Catherine of Valois slightly earlier than OTL, resulting in...
  10. WI: Constance of Castile outlives John of Gaunt

    OTL, Duchess Constance died 24 March 1394, in around her 40th or 41st year. But perhaps she enjoys slightly greater health, and lives into her 46th or 47th year, with John of Gaunt still dying on-schedule on March 15, 1399. Let's say Duchess Constance lives until December of 1400, just long...
  11. SunZi

    Beyond the King's river — A timeline of Joan of Arc's death
    Threadmarks: I.A maid dies and the Dauphin falls

    France is, in the first quarter of the 15th century, in a serious situation where its fate seems to be at stake; after the victory of Agincourt and the formation of the Anglo-Burgundian alliance, King Henry V of England succeeds to impose a treaty in Troyes on the mad French monarch Charles VI...
  12. ImperialxWarlord

    What if Empress Matilda won the anarchy?

    As the title goes, what if at some point she was able to decisively win the war and become the undisputed queen of England? What changes?
  13. Emperor Max

    King John converts to Islam

    According to Matthew Paris, King John offered to convert to Islam to the Moroccan Sultan for an alliance against France. This likely didn’t happen, but what if it did? I expect he’d be overthrown quickly
  14. kasumigenx

    A Salic England
    Threadmarks: A Salic England

    On 1125, Empress Matilda would give birth to a daughter named Adelaide with Emperor Henry V of HRE, during the time he was planning to fight the French with English help, he would later sire three sons with Empress Matilda, namely, Henry(1128), William(1130) and Robert(1132), continuing the...
  15. WI: Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon have a last chance son?

    There is many of threads about potential son of Henry VIII and CoA, so I think it's safe that this is extremly popular idea for a POD. So here's my take: Instead of making one of the OTL sons of the royal couple or having Henry produce hair apparent in 1510's. What if Henry and Cetherine got...
  16. 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...
  17. kasumigenx

    DBWI: William the Bastard and the fate of the Norman language

    If William the Bastard was able to conquer Angland would William of Normandy improve the situation or change the situation of the Norman language in Fransa[1], I heard that the Norman group of Dialects is very much moribund in the new generation. Would William the Bastard even promote the...
  18. GameBawesome

    Had the Darien Scheme been successful, would the Act of Union happen?

    The Darien Scheme was one of the most disastrous colonization attempts in history. It was attempted by Scotland, by the Company of Scotland, to colonize the Isthmus of Panama to make a trading colony between the Atlantic and Pacific. It was plagued by problems, including plague (mostly Tropical...
  19. 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...
  20. Odinson

    Wessex falls to the Great Heathen Army : Affects of a Scandinavian dominated England?

    Historically, in 878 AD, the Great Heathen Army under the command of Guthrum, a Viking leader who would go on to become king of East Anglia, attacked Chippenham in early January. Alfred the Great narrowly escaped the city with his family and fled to Athelney where he would rebuild his strength...
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