regency

  1. WI: Frederick V of Denmark has a 3rd, actually competent, son?

    OTL, King Frederick V of Denmark-Norway had two sons: the mentally-ill Christian VII from his first marriage, and the benignly incompetent Arveprins Frederik from his second. But let's say that, in a drunken stupor, he manages to conceive a third son with his second wife Juliane Marie, who ends...
  2. WI: Napoléon III Dies at Sédan? Would/could the Second Empire Survive?

    As it says on the tin. IIRC, Nappy had three horses shot out from under him on the battlefield. One contemporary account describes him as resembling a man "looking for death" on the battlefield. Would it bring any glory to the tarnished imperial regime? Or would it simply lead to an earlier...
  3. JonasResende

    WI: Ivan V Is Healthy

    So, @President Roosevelt's TL got me thinking about the differences between the Petrine Reforms and the earlier Feodorian Reforms (well, that and some posts made in my Saxon Hercules thread). However, also the instability that plagued Russia in the 1680s and 1690s (and one could argue, all the...
  4. WI: Elizabeth Tudor Dies Before Her Half-Sister?

    So, what if Lizzie had died - I don't think Mary would've executed her half-sister (à la Jane Grey), but there are a bunch of other ways that Lizzie could've died (and those are just genuinely natural causes) - between 1553 and 1558. (And this is assuming that Mary manages no child as OTL), who...
  5. George III permenantly mad in 1789; long term consequences?

    So I've been reading Janice Hadlow's excellent A Royal Experiment, a biography on the marriages of the Hanoverian Royal line,just finished the chapter on George III's 1788-89 madness and its got me thinking; what if, instead of recovering, George III went permanently mad in 1789? How would...
  6. Arthur and Katherine of Aragon had a daughter...

    What if Katherine of Aragon was with child when Arthur died, and that child was a daughter, would Prince Henry (Henry VIII) still become king? Or would he become regent? What is more likely?
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