renaissance era

  1. The Outrage at Châteaudun: A Very Different Renaissance
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Prologue: An Awful Day In the spring of 1484, Charles VIII was returning to Paris from the Estates General at Tours with his regents, Anne of Beaujeu and the Duke of Bourbon. Having feigned illness to bring an end to the Estates General, the young king’s symptoms went undetected until he was...
  2. DrakeRlugia

    Anno Obumbratio: A 16th Century Alternate History
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1. Tragedy at Thérouanne

    I can't even remember the last time I've posted here. To be honest, I lost interest in writing and alt. history for quite some time, but over the last year I've gotten back into it. I've slowly been starting to write again... I've had quite a few ideas, but nothing has really kept my interest up...
  3. The Sinking Ship, the Grand Applause - A Mary I of England TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - The English Channel in October of 1532

    Chapter 1 – The English Channel in October of 1532 It seemed like the storm had come out of nowhere. When the King of England had disembarked from Dover onboard the ship The Swallow the weather had been perfectly fine. The newly titled Marchioness of Pembroke, Anne Boleyn had come with him on...
  4. phil03

    WI: Elizabeth I Became Queen of England in 1553

    In the last months I have seen a lot of threat where Mary I either became queen earlier or survived longer (when I participate I tend to be among those who feel that it would take more for her policies to meet long term success then sometime assumed) but rarely do I see threads going the other...
  5. The Sforza dynasty endures?

    What if Francesco II Sforza, the last member of his family to rule Milan, lived longer (say until the age of 60) and had an adult son at the time of his death? How would Italy be affected by a Lombardy that retains its independence instead of falling completely into the Habsburg orbit? What...
  6. Aluma

    AHC: Italian Britain

    One of the things that impress me is the amount of italians and italo-americans in the US today and even during all it's history, being a protestant anglo-saxon country and all. I've been wanting a scenario with England for a while but all I could think of is catholic UKs that have been done...