tudor dynasty

  1. AHC: Have Henry Vii (7th) Tudor become King earlier

    Your challenge is to have Henry the 7th become King earlier than the reality of 1485. How you go about this is up to you - Does he somehow take precedence over Richard III who instead never becomes King, giving him the throne 2 years earlier, or can you even push it back further somehow...
  2. Daughter of the pomegranate — A 16th century Timeline
    Threadmarks: August 1502.

    August 1502 Durham House | Kingdom of England. "I'm so sorry. He was a big boy" said Alice, the old midwife, wiping her hands full of blood. "Handsome but dead.” Catherine was lying on the bed, covered with thick sheets, and tears were streaming down her pale cheeks. "It wasn't supposed to...
  3. AHC: World's Most Inbred Family

    Hi everyone! Recently I have been getting into geneology and family tree building, and that got me wondering about how incestual relationships would present on said trees... they aren't usually designed to have them be easily shown given the very nature (and rarity) of them, so I found it a fun...
  4. archdukeofwasia

    Mary Tudor Jr. marries Philip of Palatinate-Neuburg and has a son.

    What if Henry VIII allowed the match to happen? If Mary and Philip have sons, what are the changes in the English succession? Also, if Mary becomes queen like in OTL, what happens to Elizabeth?
  5. Mary, Queen of Scots born. . . male?

    In OTL, Mary Stuart was born the daughter of James V of Scotland and Marie d'Guise on the 8th December 1542. She would become Queen Regnant of Scotland at six days old, and would marry four times, though notably to her first husband, Francis II of France, whom was one of the driving factors in...
  6. WI; All 3 of Henry the 7ths sons survive?

    What if (King) Arthur, Henry Duke of York and Edmund Duke of Somerset all survive to adulthood? I am most interested in Edmund, as he is the biggest question mark of the bunch... For the sake of the scenario, I will say that Arthur still marries Catherine of Aragon and both survive their...
  7. TheWitheredStriker

    WI/AHQ: Independent Scotland, longer-living Edward VI

    The most recent idea that entered my head as of late involves keeping Scotland independent from England and making it a decent power in its own right. For this to happen, the accession of James VI (I) to the English throne in 1603 absolutely has to be avoided. Since Elizabeth I would probably...
  8. WI: Queen Elizabeth 1st was a lesbian?

    What if, the real reason Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen' never married was actually because she was a lesbian? How would it have impacted her reign and future attitudes (perhaps even the church of England?) if this was a 'known secret', and she had a number of female lovers throughout her life?
  9. WI: Elizabeth I is the last descendant of Henry VII?

    Who would succeed Elizabeth I if she was the last legitimate descendant of Henry VII alive at her death? James VI and I dies in 1593. Arbella Stuart dies in 1592. Edward Seymour dies in 1585. Thomas Seymour dies in 1584. Ferdinando Stanley infertile, dies in 1594. William Stanley dies in 1595...
  10. Jett-Power

    WI Arthur, Prince of Wales, lived?

    In 1501, Arthur, the next in line for the English throne, married Catherine of Aragon to secure an alliance between England and Spain. Then, in 1502, Arthur died. The rest is history. Arthur's brother, Henry VIII, becomes the heir to the throne and marries his brother's widow, divorcing her for...
  11. Tudor Privy Council Positions

    Hie there i was reading about tudor england and came across the privy councils and all their different posistions like Lord Privy Seal and Lord Chancellor can anyone help me out by clarifying the responsiblities of all the different roles in the Prviy Council
  12. WI: Henry VIII's 1536 jousting accident leaves him sterile?

    What if, rather than suffering injuries to his thigh after being hit with a misplaced lance and being thrown from his horse, he sustains injuries slightly to the side, leaving him infertile? I just had this thought, and it is fascinating to me. A male heir becomes an impossibility for one...
  13. Brita

    Dragon King: the Many Wives, Mistresses and Children of King Henry VIII (1491-1577)
    Threadmarks: Henry VIII's wives and mistresses

    Original posts here. Dragon King The Many Wives, Mistresses and Children of King Henry VIII (1491-1577) The series’ title Dragon King derived from one of Henry VIII's badges, the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr. In 2015, History Channel 2 launched Dragon King, an ambitious TV series about the life...
  14. The Tudor's Hydra - What if Henry VIII had practiced polygamy?

    What if, rather than throwing the realm into turmoil and starting the English Reformation, Henry VIII had instead opted for polygamy rather than divorce? By taking a second wife (if not more), while staying married to Catherine and maintaining his support of both her and the Princess Mary, I...
  15. WI: All of Henry the 7ths children are boys?

    Say they also all survive to adulthood (not necessarily old age, just enough to marry and develop their own character). How would this impact the evolution of the Tudor dynasty? Who would these alternate sons marry, and what titles might they have bestowed upon them? Alternate Issue: Arthur...
  16. 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...
  17. Teriyaki

    Katherine of Aragon Gives Birth to Arthur's Son

    One of the key divergent points in history for me is the death of Arthur Tudor. Its interesting to see certain historians speculate about what England would have been like had there been a King Arthur the I rather than a Henry the VIII. Another interesting divergent point was Katherine of...
  18. Who would the children of Arthur, Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon marry?

    Say both Catherine and Arthur survive their sickness unscathed, and go on to have many kids. Who would these alternate heirs marry, and how would it compare to our world and Henry's kids? Alternate Issue; 1502, Elizabeth 1503, Mary 1504, Arthur 1506, Margaret 1507, Henry 1509, Edward 1510...
  19. WI: Cadet, catholic branch of Tudors

    Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset was third son of King Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth York, born in 1499. He died 15 months old, obviously before they could give him proper titles, find spouse or have estabilished personality. With no younger brother, after death of Prince Artur, Henry VIII...
  20. WI: All of Henry VIII's and Catherine of Aragon's kids are boys?

    The inverse of my previous thread asking what if all of Henry's kids were girls :) Who would they marry? Would Henry still divorce Catherine, and if not would he remarry after her death in 1536? Would we not have an English reformation at all? Would Henry live longer, perhaps not having a...
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