Mostly I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t forgotten. I think it’s interesting. Could you quote the last post to bring it up to this page?No.
If you want to make a new list, then, at the current rate, you are going to have to wait for another day and a few hours, before, it would be considered as dead.
@Cate13, here.What if... Arduin I defeated Holy Roman Emperor Henry II in battle?
Kingdom of Italy
1002-1015: Arduin I (House of Anscarid) 
1015-1050 Arduin II Augustus (House of Anscarid) 
Second Western Roman Empire
1050-1078: Enrico I (House of Anscarid) 
1078-1093: Maximillian I (House of Anscarid) 
 Arduin was born in 955, in Pombia, to Dado, Count of Pombia, a nephew of the Italian King Berengar I who was deposed by Holy Roman Emperor Otto III. Arduin was named after his maternal grandfather, Arduin Glaber.
In 990, Arduin succeeded his relative, Conrad, as Margrave of Ivrea. A year later, Arduin became Count of the Sacred Palace of the Lateran. As the Margrave of Ivrea, Arduin backed monastic orders and minor nobles, which resulted in the souring of imperially appointed bishops. Arduin was eventually excommunicated, which was later confirmed by Pope Sylvester II. The pope also demanded that Arduin abdicated in favour of his eldest son. But, Arduin refused and returned to his lands.
There were brief clashes between the supporters of Arduin and the supporters of the Emperor. However, Otto I died without any direct heir, which would lead to a several-month-long succession crisis before any major clashes could commence. After the death of Otto III, a diet of Italian lords and knights elected Arduin as King of Italy. The Holy Roman Emperor Henry II disputed the election of Arduin to the throne of Italy. Henry sent Duke Otto I of Carinthia to Italy to depose Arduin, but in the spring of 1003, Arduin defeated Otto in the Battle of Fabrica, near the Brenta River.
Arduin rallied support from his allies to create an army to face Henry II, who personally led an army to invade Northern Italy. But, Arduin defeated the Emperor in the Battle of Pavia, and he was soon officially crowned in the city.
During Arduin I’s rule, he would help establish the independence of the majority of Northern Italy from the Holy Roman Empire. Arduin would rule until he died in 1017. The Diet of Italy elected _his eldest son, Arduin II_____________ to be his successor.
 Arduin II's reign was not an easy one. The Germans, embittered and furious about their defeat wanted to get back at him. The five years long German succession war was over and Germany was once again united under new king Bruno of Augsburg, late king Henry's brother and they didn't hide their intention to take revenge on Italians. The Germans weren't the first problem that was faced by new king, though. His brother, Ottone and Guilberto both revolted, claiming that Ottone was better fit to be king than Arduin. He defeated them, though, but they fled to Germany, when they conspired with Bruno of Augsburg to restore German hold over Italy.
The deed was done in 1021, when the Germans invaded Italy.
Initially, the invasion was much of a success even taking Milan and forcing Arduin to seek refuge in Rome, but several factors worked in Arduin's favor - a) the pope, Gregory VI was very supportive towards Arduin's cause, remembering who he was humiliated and nearly-deposed by Henry II, but treated kindly by Arduin I, so he excommunicated Bruno, Ottone and Guilberto and paid for Arduin's army
b) the old ally of his father, duke of Polans Boleslav the Brave, who took advantage of German crisis, consolidating his rule over Bohemia and even becoming duke of Kiev in 1018, after Yaroslav the Wise was killed, did not wish to see his gains forfeited, allied once againt with king of Italy and ransacked Saxony
c) Guilberto betrayed Ottone and Bruno and leaked the information about their position to Arduin
Battle of Pisa, which happened in 1023 proved to be a complete disaster for German forces, which found themselves quickly overran by Arduin's far more superior forces, with Ottone being killed and Bruno barely fleeing the battlefield.
However, Bruno managed to gain an important ally in form of Byzantine emperor, Basil II and his brother-in-law, Hungarian king Stephen I which allowed the war to go on until 1025, when Basil died and his brother and successor withdrew any support towards Bruno.
Stephen, not wanting to see his kingdom initiated the peace negotiations and these mostly successful, involving white peace for all sides in involved, except for recognition of royal titles of Bolesław and Arduin.
Arduin then spent time rebuilding his kingdom and governing, until Stephen I's son died in 1031. Stephen asked kings of Germany, Poland and all Slavs and Italy to support his sororal nephew, Peter Orseolo as his successor. The kings agreed and crushed anti-Orseolo uprising in 1040, leaving Orseolo on the throne. Arduin didn't do it out of his good heart, though. The influence of Orseolo family in Venice was not insignificant and in 1042, Arduin seized that city and placed it under royal authority. In 1045, he took advantage of Byzantine period of internal weakness and drove them out of the Italian peninsula. In 1046, he managed to be crowned Emperor, but he only reigned as such for 4 years.
 Enrico I would be the first ruler of the "restored Western Roman Empire", as the realm that his father had created would be known as. As ruler of a revived Western Roman Empire, Enrico I would have to face the menace of Constantinople, who was not happy with how his father had taken their lands in Italy or his proclamation as the new Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. However, he was lucky in how the ERE would have to face the Seljuks, who took over most of Anatolia by the end of Enrico I's reign.
In domestic matters, Emperor Enrico I of the Second Western Roman Empire would be a ruler who would focus on centralizing authority in his realm and trying his best to ensure a new era of prosperity and stability for his newly reformed Western Roman Empire with Milan, the capital of his "restored" Western Empire, becoming one of the largest cities in Italy with 60,000 people. His foreign policy as the new Western Roman Emperor would see Sicily taken from the Muslims and a war with the Holy Roman Empire which saw large parts of Provence taken by the new Western Roman Empire that Enrico had. Enrico I would die in 1078 with his son becoming the new Western Emperor after his death.
A 14th-century depiction of Emperor Maximillian I
 Maximilian I, born 1053, in Milan, was the third child of Emperor Enrico I and Judith of Bavaria. His two eldest siblings both died at young ages, thus Maximillian became the heir apparent to the Second Western Roman Empire.
During his reign as Western Emperor, Maxmillian I permitted knights, counts, margraves, dukes, princes, archbishops, bishops, abbots, etc, just outside of Italy to become semi-independent vassals of the Western Roman Empire.
In 1073, he married Anne of Lohrbach, a daughter of Count Otto of Lohrbach, however, his marriage to her would bore him no children.
Maxmillian I was an avid hunter and often organized hunts, which eventually evolved into the Imperial Hunt, a day of hunting that was officially recognized by the Western Roman Emperor and occurred every year. The Emperor was also a pious Christian, who wrote many poems about the wonders of Christian virtue, some of which survive to this day.
In 1093, Maximillian died of an unknown illness and as the Emperor did not have a clear successor, the Imperial Diet selected ___________ as Maxmillian’s successor.
It's not his daughter, it's his granddaughter. His daughters were Isabella, for Isabella the Catholic, Margaret for Princess Margaret and Margaret Beaufort, and Katherine for their mother. It was his son Henry that named his daughter Matilda. As for why: she was a warrior's daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Why shouldn't she be named for a warrior's Queen?I do not understand why would Arthur Tudor would name his own daughter after the Norman Empress from the 12th century. He could've gone for Catherine or Elizabeth plus other common relatable names at the time. I suppose it's AH after all.
Thanks for the clarification anyways, but okay I suppose for the naming.It's not his daughter, it's his granddaughter. His daughters were Isabella, for Isabella the Catholic, Margaret for Princess Margaret and Margaret Beaufort, and Katherine for their mother. It was his son Henry that named his daughter Matilda. As for why: she was a warrior's daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. Why shouldn't she be named for a warrior's Queen?