huguenots

  1. La Caroline: The Story of the Huguenots in North America
    Threadmarks: Prologue: The French In a Whole New World

    Prologue: The French In a Whole New World From top to bottom, the colonization of the Americas impacted almost every single country in western Europe. France was no exception to this rule. Resources from the New World caused France to eventually become one of the richest and most powerful...
  2. What would a surviving Huguenot colony look like?

    Like it says on the tin. Say that one of the colonies France tried to set up in the 16th century IOTL (France Antarctique, Fort Caroline and Charlesfort) not only survives but becomes a safe haven for Huguenots fleeing the French Wars of Religion. How would the monarchy/government react? Would...
  3. No Affair of the Placards?

    The Affair of the Placards was a scandal in which anti-Catholic posters were put in Paris, other major cities throughout France. One such poster was placed in the bedroom of king Francis I, who until then tolerated the Protestants - thanks to his rivalry with Charles V - but was convinced that...
  4. WI: Edict of Amboise Issued Earlier?

    Between May 1562 (following the seizure of Orleans) and March 1563 (when the Edict of Amboise was finalized and signed), there were attempts by both Catholics and Huguenots, with Catherine de' Medici/Anne de Montmorency and Louis, Prince of Condé as the primary representatives for the respective...
  5. FernandoPerla

    Protestant France

    What if the Huguenots had won the French Wars of Religion? How do you picture France and the world from those times onward?
  6. GameBawesome

    Effects of a early Protestant France?

    Protestantism in France is complicated. Francis I initially maintain a level of tolerances, until the 1530s, and his successors would get into conflicts with the Huguenots, who conflicted with the Larger Catholic French Nobles, starting the French Wars of Religion What if, instead of the French...
  7. GauchoBadger

    WI: France divided after the Wars of Religion

    What if the Kingdom of France had torn itself apart during the Wars of Religion, with the territories south and west of the Loire river being assigned to a Huguenot Calvinist "Kingdom of Aquitaine" under the Bourbons while the remaining territories end up in the Catholic League's indefinite...
  8. Charlesfort - Development of a French Huguenot Colony

    Some background for those who might not know much about the topic: In the mid-1500's (about 1562) Jean Ribault along with René Goulaine de Laudonnière established a Huguenot colony on Parris Island, what is now south of Charleston, South Carolina. Ribault sailed back for supplies, however, was...
  9. GauchoBadger

    POLL: Huguenot France?

    So, considering that the 16th century French Huguenots end up with the highest plausible advantage face the Catholic opposition during the French Religious Wars, how much territory do you think they could annex for themselves? Do you think they could elevate one of their nobles to kingship...
  10. Sevarics

    L'Antarctique: A French Protestant South Africa

    I've finally decided to give my old TL idea a go and write about the Huguenots settling in South Africa in the 1500s. I know, I know, I'm absolutely horrible at continuously pumping out updates for my timelines... but this one has been bugging me for a while and I want to at least attempt it...
  11. Meshakhad

    AHC/WI: Protestant France

    The objective is, with a POD no earlier than 1536, make France a majority-Protestant nation. The most obvious approach is for the Huguenots to spread more widely. If the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre either never happens or backfires - say, the Huguenots have enough numbers in Paris to fight...
  12. Archduke

    How to Prevent the Revocation of Nantes?

    How could the the revocation of the Edict of Nantes be plausibly prevented? Would Louvois' death and Colbert's continued dominance in court help? Or would it be more beneficial if Maria Theresa lived longer and Louis never married the very religious Madame de Maintenon? In what fashion could the...
  13. WI: France becomes a Protestant nation?

    What if Henry IV refuses to convert back to Catholicism after the French Wars of Religion, making France a Protestant nation? How does the 30 years' war change? How do the religious demographics of the world change? Does the French Revolution still happen? Does France become weaker or...
  14. Eden and Empire
    Threadmarks: Preface

    Eden and Empire Preface What follows is an excerpt from this timeline’s thirteenth volume of the eleventh edition (1910) of The Encyclopædia Britannica taken from pages 864-867 (1)... HUGUENOTS, the name given from about the middle of the 16th century to the Protestants of France. It was...
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