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  1. What are all the ways the UK in the 19th century could've improved its economy?

    Thr 19th marked the rise of the British Colonial Empire which came to dominate the world, managing to conquer large swathes of territory in Africa, North America, Asia and Oceania, where a lot of funding and focus on their economy went. But, what are all the ways the UK could've possibly went...
  2. What if the 1916 Easter Rising never happened?

    The 1916 rebellion is widely considered a watershed moment in Ireland’s journey towards independence. Despite being unpopular and seen as an act of treachery by many Irish people at a time when so many Irishmen were in the trenches, the response to the Rising in particular the execution of its...
  3. The Gybson Boy

    Ireland in a Habsburg England?

    Let's say that Mary I's phantom pregnancies of 1554-1555 and 1557-1558 are real and she gives birth to two healthy children, Philip in April 1555 and Catherine in March 1558, Mary lives until 1564 and is succeeded by her son King Philip II of England, and he reigns until at least the 1620s...
  4. Effects of Islamic conquest of the Frankish Kingdom(s), in the reign of Pepin the Short, on Ireland and its "Golden Age"

    The title. Between the 6th century and the Viking age, the Gaels were beginning to live a period of cultural flourishment as a result of the many prominent Christian figures and their activities in continental Europe. Domestically, this represented a flourishment in insular art, metalworking...
  5. jennynin

    Ilius, per quem Reges regnant: A Hapsburg Ireland?

    In 1555, Pope Paul IV's issued a papal bull "Ilius, per quem Reges regnant", which bestowed the crown of the Kingdom of Ireland on Philip II of Spain and Mary I of England as part of a Catholic claim. We know what happened to Mary I. But what if Philip II really hung onto that claim? How...
  6. ParasaurEwan

    Situation of Scotland, Ireland and Colonization in a TL with an Angevin Empire?

    So I like to wonder about what a world with a Plantagenet victory in The 100 years war would be like. Although I believe that England would not have been gallicized outside of London, A Plantagenet state would still have a French upperclass. But when discussing this TL concept, most people focus...
  7. What would a united British Church look like?

    Say by OTL Acts of Union in the early 18th century the Churches of England, Ireland and Scotland become unified. This was a long term goal of the Stuarts which was never fulfilled, unlike the political unification of Scotland and England which did occur. What would this new Church look like...
  8. Ursogulos

    WI: Longer FitzGerald rebellion: A possible Lancastrian Ireland?

    After judicial killing of Thomas FitzGerald, 7th earl of Desmond by John Tiptoft, FitzGerald family led a short uprising. It was only quelled after an ultimatum by Edward IV where he gave them two choices, lay down arms and be forgiven or fight. It always struk me as odd why the FitzGerald...
  9. WI: David Lloyd George died from the Spanish Flu in 1918?

    On the evening of 11 September 1918 David Lloyd George was found to have contracted the Spanish Flu. For 10 days he was in intensive care, and it was described by staff as “touch and go”. What if he had died from the flu? This was before the 1918 election and indeed before the coupons were sent...
  10. Ursogulos

    AHC: Longer war of the Roses results in a divided England, what are the chances for the Irish to hang on till 1700s?

    This is a challenge which popped up in my head following a similar situation in my TL. Your job is to make the disparate Irish chiefdoms survive and coalesce into native Irish kingdom(s) and put off the English for as long as 1700s. Pod is war of the roses. You can divide England into two parts...
  11. Could the Great Irish Famine be handled better?

    The Great Famine was one of the (if not the) worst catastrophes to ever hit Ireland. The enormity of the death toll and the emigration that followed meant that, even today, the Irish population today (counting both the Republic and NI) is still smaller than what it was before the famine. So...
  12. The UK gets Catholic emancipation in 1800?

    When Ireland was admitted as a full member of the United Kingdom in 1800-1801, prime minister William Pitt the Younger wanted this to be combined with a law ensuring Catholic emancipation. The objective of this was to assuage any concerns that London would automatically side against Irish...
  13. WI: Spanish armada invaded Ireland instead of England?

    What if instead going directly to England, the Spanish together with their armada decides to take Ireland instead so it can be used as a launch pad for future invasion of Britain. Now if they succeed to take Ireland, how will this change Irish, Spanish and English history? Also their history...
  14. Could Ireland unify before the English conquest?

    OTL Ireland was still a bunch of independant clans/tribes at the time. Could they unify and if so could they resist england much longer?
  15. Ryker of Terra

    The Troubles in a United Ireland

    What would the Troubles look like in a United Ireland? How would Dublin respond to a low-level insurgency from the Protestants in Ulster? Would there even be an insurgency, or would the loyalists move to Britain instead to stay with the crown? As for how this United Ireland might come about, I...
  16. A Storm Blows and Europe Changes: An Experiment With Enhanced Butterflies in 1170 Ireland
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Richard de Clare, Earl of Pembroke was sailing to Ireland to claim the Overlordship of the Kingdom of Leinster granted to him by his Majesty, Henry II. That Henry II did not own Leinster to portion out was irrelevant to Richard's mind. He intended to seize the Norse-Gaelic port towns of Dublin...
  17. WI: Even Worse Great Famine

    Bit of a gruesome scenario, but I could not find a post on this forum discussing it. The Whig government continues its policy of laissez-faire and does not abandon it in 1847. The potato crops do not recover in 1852. At least 500,000 more people either die or immigrate. While obviously in this...
  18. The_Persian_Cat

    Stuart Ireland?

    Hello all, So, yesterday was the Twelfth of July -- the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. I was wondering -- what would have happened if James II defeated William of Orange? I think it quite unlikely for James to retake England or Scotland -- he'd already been ousted by William, who had...
  19. AHC/WI: the Ui Ímair/Ivar Dynasty unifies Britain and Ireland.

    Greetings! First, I'm just a amateur when it comes to history, and I'm still learning about Scandinavian, british and Irish history. However, I thought this scenario could be interesting. I already posted a similar thread a year ago (no one commented), but now I decided to post a slightly...
  20. durante

    Nova Hibernia

    I find the intended plan for Ontario (originally Upper Canada) fascinating: to replicate England, again, except better than last time they did it in New England. To this end, they even thought the counties should be named the same. From south to north, it even matches the east coast of England...
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