otl, queen Elizabeth never married, leading to the country going to the protestant James VI becoming James I of England. But a union of England and the Netherlands has always fascinated me, given that they're the two richest parts of northern Europe since the decline of the Hansa. Perhaps one of the first instances this would be possible was the Dutch Revolt and William the Silent as a suitor for the Gloriana. But William was catholic (I think this is part of why London kept her support for the Dutchman tacit), though he'd been raised a protestant early on. So, in a world where William never abandons Protestantism but still rises to prominence in the dutch revolt, could Elizabeth be persuaded to take his hand in marriage? what would become of Britain in this scenario? would they become too entangled in the dutch revolt to start toeing into America? or would the formal support of the English navy (perhaps this marriage is after the Spanish armada) be enough to formally oust spain from the region decades early?