sicily

  1. सार्थक (Sārthākā)

    Development of an Ottoman Sicily?

    Both Mehmed II and Suleiman had designs upon Sicily which for the former never came about due to his death and for the latter never came about due to Suleiman's failure to capture Malta. Let's ignore Suleiman's attempt, and posit that Mehmed II instead of landing Otranto, lands in Sicily and...
  2. Sevarics

    WI: Leopold, Count of Syracuse, becomes King of the Two Sicilies

    IOTL, Leopoldo was the third son of Francis I of the Two Sicilies. His eldest brother Ferdinand became Ferdinand II and their middle brother, Charles, married morgantically and renounced his right to the throne. Leopold, as Count of Syracuse, enacted a number of reforms in Sicily that made him...
  3. Basileus_Komnenos

    Development of the Bourbon Kingdom of Sicily if the Murat Kingdom of Naples survives

    Supposing the Kingdom of Naples ruled by the House of Murat remained in place after the Congress of Vienna like it almost did in otl, how would the Bourbon Kingdom of Sicily develop? What would be the likely geo-political and economic developments of Sicily in this tl? How would this Kingdom...
  4. WI: Edmund Crouchback becomes King of Sicily

    Long story short: what if Edmund (OTL earl of Lancaster and Leicester), second son of King Henry III of England, becomes King of Sicily in 1263? Long story long: OTL, Emperor Frederick II, who was also the King of Sicily, managed to make himself an enemy of a long list of Popes. When Frederick...
  5. the legacy of 1848
    Threadmarks: Chapter One

    Welcome to this timeline that will talk about the spring of different countries with some adjustments that may affect Europe and the world And I hope you'll try to help me make the timeline look as cool as possible and help me correct any mistakes if any. Hope you like the schedule, and let's...
  6. Things go slightly better for the Angevins during the Sicilian Vespers

    OTL, the 1280s were an unmitigated disaster for the Sicilian Angevins: first, war with Aragon in the form of the Sicilian Vespers breaks out in the spring of 1282, losing Charles of Anjou the island of Sicily (at the time, no one knows this loss will be permanent); then his son and heir, Charles...
  7. kasumigenx

    Palaiologos Sicilia
    Threadmarks: A cancelled betrothal and a perfect match

    On 1378, Maria of Sicily would change her plans in marrying Gian Galleazzo and instead decided to marry another man, she knew the possible implications of the possible marriage and she realized that the barons and nobility of Sicily were against the marriage of Maria of Sicily and Gian...
  8. Abd ar-Rahman II

    WI : Fatimids stay in Tunisia and conquer Italy

    The idea have been inspired by some older thread but what if the Fatimids instead of conquering and settling Egypt in 969 remained in Ifriqiyia and thrower they’re ressource at controlling southern Italy Mediterranean island and try conquer central Italy (essentially doing a reverse Norman...
  9. Abd ar-Rahman II

    PC: Muslim settlement of Lucera (southern Italy) survive to modern time

    The Muslim settlement of Lucera (Lucaera Saracenorum or Lugêrah in Arabic) was a settlement created by Frederick II Hohenstaufen of Sicilian Muslim after their revolt in Sicily Frederick II started around 1220 expelling the Muslim from Sicily after failed revolt and afraid of them being too...
  10. SunKing105

    WI: Carthage wins the Battle of Himera

    In 480 BC, supposedly on the same day as the Battle of Salamis, the Greek forces of Gelon, King of Syracuse, and Theron, tyrant of Agrigentum, defeat the Carthaginian force under the Carthaginian Malik(Carthage was not yet a republic.) Hamilcar I. It had far reaching consequences, inaugurating...
  11. AHC: Italy doesn't exist, three states instead

    With a POD after 1815, find a way to make three states occupy the italian peninsula. "Italy" in this timeline is nothing more than a geographical/historical expression like "Iberia", "Gaul", or "the balkans". "Lombardy" in the north consisting of the Po valley + Tuscany , Nice and Savoy with...
  12. kasumigenx

    Frederick II Timeline
    Threadmarks: Young Frederick II

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  13. Sevarics

    WI: Ferdinand II of Naples survives and has issue with his half-aunt Joanna?

    IOTL, Ferdinand married his half-aunt Joanna, but then died shortly their after without issue. Joanna was the daughter of his grandfather Alfonso, king of Naples and illegitimate son of Alfonso V of Aragon, and his second wife Joanna, daughter of John, king of Aragon and younger brother to...
  14. Sevarics

    WI: De Hauteville / Altavilla Castille?

    IOTL, Alfonso VI was succeeded in Castille-Leon by his eldest daughter Urraca who had a son, Alfonso VII, and daughter with Raymond d’Ivrea, starting the Ivrea and later Trastamara dynasties in Iberia. But, Alfonso VI had several other daughters. The next eldest was Elvira, who would go on to...
  15. Ottoman invasion of Sicily?

    So I'm looking at a period around 1580, where instead of attacking Persia the Ottomans turn to Italy for a possible invasion. Of course, they previously tried landing in SE Naples on the mainland. My question is, how feasible would it be to land in Sicily and go from there? Are N African bases...
  16. WI: William II of Sicily dies with issue

    King William II of Sicily died in 1189 in OTL, leaving no surviving children by his queen, Joan of England, a Plantagenet princess and sister of Richard the Lionheart. The chronicler Robert of Torigni records that a son was born at some point, Bohemond, Duke of Apulia. His death led to his...
  17. PC: More successful slave revolts in Roman Sicily

    The first two Servile Wars were slave revolts in Sicily. While these revolts enjoyed success for a time, they were ultimately put down. How plausible would it be for the slave revolts to have been more successful? I'm not necessarily talking about outright victory, I'm talking about the Romans...
  18. WI: Spartacus in Sicily

    In 71 BCE, Spartacus cut a deal with some Cilician pirates, who promised to transport him and 2,000 of his forces to Sicily in exchange for some money. But they just took the money and left. What if the pirates had kept their word and taken Spartacus to Sicily?
  19. AHQ: When was the rise of the Roman Republic as a powerbase in Italy inevitable?

    The question I must ask, is to which degree the rise of the Roman Republic in Italy was a foregone conclusion? Further, what is the status of Rome in say 600 BCE? Which factors led to the rise of the eventual Republic and what are these contingent upon? My assumption, is that Rome developed...
  20. WI: Pyrrhus goes for Macedon

    In 278 BCE, Pyrrhus of Epirus received two offers at the same time. One was from the Greek cities of Sicily, asking him to drive out the Carthaginians. The other was from Macedonia, asking him to take the throne. It was kind of like getting mutually exclusive quests in a video game. Pyrrhus...
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