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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. WI: Vikings slaughtered at Dumbarton Rock, 870 CE

    In 870 CE the stronghold of Alt Clut (now Dumbarton Rock) fell after a four month siege to a Viking army from Dublin, led by Amlaib and Imar, the ruler of Dublin and his brother, respectively. Alt Clut was the center of a small but wealthy Brittonic kingdom and controlled access to the lowlands...
  4. Lafayette_

    AH discussion: Ireland remains in the UK
    Threadmarks: Initial prompt

    Say that a successful devolved government of Ireland act passes in the early 1900s – preferably before the Great War. What would be the political, demographic, religious and economic consequences throughout the 20th century for the UK as a whole? Are the Troubles avoided, or do they make OTL...
  5. PC/WI: Calvinist Ireland

    One of the major reasons that Ireland remained Catholic was that Protestantism was seen as the faith of the English oppressors. But was it possible for them to consider a non-Anglican branch? Was there any way for Scottish Presbyterianism to reach Ireland and be seen as a way to remain outside...
  6. An Irish victory at Kinsale?

    The Siege of Kinsale was the most important engagement of the Nine Years' War, the biggest rebellion to take place in Ireland during the Tudor period. IOTL the English defeated the rebels and their Spanish allies, eventually crushing the revolt entirely roughly a year later. But what if the...
  7. AltoRegnant

    WI: Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales Lived?

    James VI/I of Scotland-England's eldest son died at age 18, leaving the crown to Charles, whose tyrannical nature and questionable religious and financial reforms were major causes of the English civil war. according to Wikipedia, in addition to being quite bright and popular, he was a very...
  8. WI: George III accepts Catholic emancipation?

    George III's greatest ally and longest-serving PM, Pitt the Younger, was deeply devoted the United Kingdom project and pushed hard for concessions to be made to Catholics, understanding that a Protestant minority could not rule a Catholic majority in Ireland forever and that Catholic...
  9. What would an independent Ireland look like?

    Say that one of the Irish rebellions against Tudor rule is successful (maybe one of the Desmond Rebellions and the Nine Years' War) and kicks the English out of the island. What would an independent Irish kingdom that is founded in the mid to late 16th century look like? I assume it would have...
  10. England Remains Yorkist, What Happens To Ireland?

    So let’s say the Yorks (or the De La Poles since they have a Yorkist claim too) are able to remain in power in England. What happens to Ireland? I read how the Fitzgeralds supported Yorkist claimants to the throne against Henry VII of the House of Tudor. So assuming the Yorks are still in power...
  11. Count of Crisco

    AHQ: How powerful could an independent Ireland be?

    So lets say the Vikings bring about a unified Irish state sometime in the 9th to 11th century either through their own rule or by causing the Irish to join together to drive them out. However it happens Ireland is an independent kingdom by the time of the Norman conquest of England. Lets then...
  12. post roman britain conquer british isles

    what if post roman britain developed a better military and conquered british isles how will this affect medieval europe ? will anglo saxon or vikings or british invasions of france be stopped or more successful due to british overstretch ?
  13. Is there interest in Irish-Napoleonic Alternate History?

    When Napoleon was to launch his invasion of Britain he was also planning to send a smaller invasion force to Ireland so as to stir up rebellion there and establish a French satellite/puppet state. So I've been working on an alternate history novel based around the failed Irish rebellion of 1803...
  14. WI: Penal Laws not repealed?

    Just like the title. What if the UK didn't abolish the Penal Laws that discriminated Catholics? What would it look like as it goes I to the Victorian era?
  15. For Want of a Musketball - An English Civil Wars Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Battle of Marston Moor

    But providence doth often so dispose. - Oliver Cromwell July 2nd, 1644. Richard reckoned it had been about an hour since the battle started when the Bradford company were called to reinforce the left. The men had almost immediately begun to speculate on what that might mean for the course of...
  16. Remain boycott leads to Irish unification in 1973

    The 1973 Northern Ireland border poll was a referendum asking if Northern Ireland should either "remain part of the United Kingdom" or "join with the Republic of Ireland". Republicans boycotted so "remain" got 99% of the vote (with a 59% turnout). ITTL the republicans participate while a few...
  17. Irish Sea Tunnel

    As fanciful as it now seems, there were genuine proposals to build a fixed link between Great Britain and Ireland in the 1890s, notably by (Northern) Irish engineer Luke Livingston Macassey. Macassey offered seven different options for such a link, including two solid bridges and five tunnels...
  18. AltoRegnant

    How Do We Prevent The Worst Of England's Actions With Scotland, Ireland, and Wales?

    The english naturally have a pretty nasty reputation, and of course it all started in Ireland and Scotland (and wales but i think they got to them a bit later). Despite this they historically would often try to say Britain is a nation of equals. Your goal is to make this true- at least in the...
  19. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Unify the English and Scottish Churches

    Basically between 1603 to 1625 James I otl tried to unify the English and Scottish churches and while he came close, he didn't manage to unify the Church of England and Scotland. How could James I accomplish this? What would be the repercussions of this? What would be the effects of it in Ireland?
  20. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    The Union of Crowns: A Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Scottish King of England

    Chapter 1: The Scottish King of England From The Union of Crowns by Robert William Johnson “It was in January of 1603 when Queen Elizabeth, first of her name, had first developed a bad cold and had been advised by her physicians and her chief astrologer, Dr. Dee to move from Whitehall to...
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