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  1. SunZi

    The Auld Union - TL of a French-Scottish dual-monarchy

    The Auld Union Timeline of a French-Scottish dual-monarchy On 5 July 1560, Edinburgh signed a peace treaty. This treaty put an end to a civil war between the Catholic and Protestant Scots supported respectively by France and England. More than a civil peace, this agreement puts an end to one...
  2. 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...
  3. Rome finds gold in Scotland?

    What if Roman authorities in Britannia found the Tyndrum gold mine sometime in the 140s, when the empire's power was at its peak? Would they be able to extract it with the technology they had, and, assuming such a thing was possible, would they be able and willing to subjugate all of Britain...
  4. WI: Stewards are taking over sooner

    Robert Steward was a grandson of king Robert the Bruce. Despite beign accepted as his heir presumptive in 1318, Robert had to wait for the crown for almost 42 years, after his grandfather had a son, David II of Scotland. David II ruled since 1329 to 1371, but he had no children, and Robert...
  5. QTXAdsy

    WI Aberdeen FC Won the Scottish Premiership in 2016?

    As we all know in football, the 2015/16 season is one that many will know that Leicester stunned the world to win the Premier League and is seen as one of the greatest football stories ever told. However what some won't know is that north of the border in Scotland, Aberdeen were (at least until...
  6. Effects on the Americas, if France and Scotland had unified?

    Let's say the Auld Alliance turned into a full fledged union between France and Scotland by Queen Mary of Scotland and Francis II of France manging to have a kid before Francis died, how would this hypothetical nation affect England and other European countries and colonization of the Americas...
  7. 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...
  8. Fully Seeded: A (Men's Football) World Cup Timeline
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Fully Seeded: A (Men's Football) World Cup Timelime Prologue In 2018, Michel Platini gave an interview in which he admitted that the draw for the World Cup of twenty years earlier had been slightly rigged. The disgraced ex-UEFA president admitted that ‘a little trickery’ had been employed to...
  9. drporter357

    Scottish Independence a history 1918 to 2022
    Threadmarks: how things looked

    By early 1900s Scotland was yearning for an independce from Britan. But Britan wasn't having it and warned Scotland that they must be careful about planing anthing against Britan and if they did. They would face an serious attack from there Northen neighbours and no one would be safe. From an...
  10. WI: David I of Scotland Won the Battle of the Standard

    During the period of British history called the Anarchy David I's looked to extend Scottish influence and control into Yorkshire as he'd already done in other parts of Northern England by launching an invasion but was defeated by William of Aumale at the Battle of the Standard on August 22...
  11. What happends to Scotland if Normans don't conquer england

    I always hear two separate arguments that with out the Norman conquest the English would have conquered Scotland since they're not distracted by wars with France On the other hand I have heard arguments the English were not interested in northern expansion so if duke William looses to the...
  12. WI: Edward II is actually competent ruler

    Edward of Caernarfon was the eldest surviving son of King Edward I of England and only surviving son of his first wife, Eleanor of Castille - and because of that, he was - among other things -heir apparent and the first "English Prince of Wales". But all in all,king was most of the time was...
  13. drporter357

    Scotland keeps their independence

    King James the 1st came to power as the king of England in 1603 but that meant Scotland lost their indpendence but what if as was being crowned he asked if Scotland could keep their independence. But the now former king was angry and banished Scotland from the UK so in a way they got indpendence...
  14. GameBawesome

    Had the Darien Scheme been successful, would the Act of Union happen?

    The Darien Scheme was one of the most disastrous colonization attempts in history. It was attempted by Scotland, by the Company of Scotland, to colonize the Isthmus of Panama to make a trading colony between the Atlantic and Pacific. It was plagued by problems, including plague (mostly Tropical...
  15. 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...
  16. WI: Assassination of James I Steward failed

    James I Steward - if remember at all- is remember for a few things, but the most well known thing about him is that he was murdered on 21 February 1437 by a group of 30+ people led by sir Robert Graham. Despite his death, his bloodline remained on the throne, despite the fact that his son - also...
  17. 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 ?
  18. Mary became queen of England in 1536?

    What if Henry VIII's 1536 jousting accident kills him, and Mary becomes queen almost two decades earlier than IOTL? I assume England would stay a Catholic country ITTL. Who could be Mary's husband, and what could happen to Ireland if both countries are Catholic? What about Scotland, would the...
  19. AltoRegnant

    WI: No Hundred Years War?

    so my TL, it seems, has butterflied the HYW in favor of Margret, maid of Norway, marrying Edward ii for an early Anglo-Scottish union. that's all well and good. but it leaves me without much of an idea as to how England and France will develop. Now, France seems like they'd be able to challenge...
  20. QTXAdsy

    WI/AHC Nessie Kaiju film comes out in 1977/78 and spawns a potential film series like Godzilla?

    Got this idea for this based on this question in which makes Gorgo the British Godzilla and a series after that. However, there were plans for a British kaiju movie for the late '70's starring the Loch Ness Monster herself, Nessie! For many Kaiju fans, it is one of the great WI questions if...
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