Recent content by Kellan Sullivan

  1. A more politically stronger Edward IV

    It was idiotic yes. But most of the anti-Wydeville sentiment came from the Nevilles (who were jealous at losing influence)
  2. A more politically stronger Edward IV

    No. A son means that EoY wouldn't be jilted when Marie of Burgundy dies. Obviously Marie of Burgundy dying was pretty much butterfliable, but a son for Marge means that Louis XI isn't dropping Liz. So likely, Liz and Charles VIII marry in 1483ish. Henry III's in-laws were unpopular. As were the...
  3. A more politically stronger Edward IV

    Edward left an underage heir with no foreign connections. I've seen it said that a son for Charles the Bold and Margaret of York could just as easily have stayed Richard's hand. And it's HARDLY as though Edward IV was the first king of England to contract a less than stellar marriage (Henry VI...
  4. WI/PC: Elisabeth of Bayreuth as Queen of Denmark?

    So, my question is this, what if Elisabeth DID wind up as queen of Denmark (say her marriage to the duke of Württemberg falls through for whatever reason so that by 1751, she's still single. Admittedly, this is one of those minor events that can have massive effects. Another bride considered...
  5. List of Alternate Monarchs and Aristocratic Lineage

    I-don't-watch-The-Simpsons-so-I-don't-understand-what's-happening-type huh
  6. WI: No Belgium: Would Leopold I remain on the throne of Greece?

    In Orthodox Greece? No French wife. However, Leopold is screwed as far as the ideal Orthodox bride is concerned (Romanovs won't touch him, bad memories of Leo's sister, Juliane/Anna Feodorovna). The eldest half-Romanov girls (in Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Weimar) are already married by 1830. So in...
  7. WI/PC: Elisabeth of Bayreuth as Queen of Denmark?

    Friedrich's sister, Wilhelmine, was Elisabeth's mom. I hadn't considered the pre-Louisa possibility, but I thought with Juliane Maria being chosen as a Prussian proxy OTL, Elisabeth would've been considered in the same light. Until I realized Freddie was still married at the time Elisabeth's...
  8. WI/PC: Elisabeth of Bayreuth as Queen of Denmark?

    The Elisabeth of Bayreuth of the title is the niece of Friedrich the Great and OTL duchess of Württemberg). I ask this because her wikipedia article says that the king of Denmark was also a suitor for her hand at the time of her OTL marriage (1748). In 1748, the king of Denmark was Frederik V...
  9. Supposing Edward VI of England survives to his late 70s, what does his reign look like?

    Edward WOULD marry Élisabeth de Valois because he SINCERELY believed that he COULD get her to convert. The Tudors all had a touch of delusion about them. And while OFTEN OFTEN suggested oncthis board, Ned marrying Jane Grey is sheer lunacy. He is born of TWO English parents. His ONLY foreign...
  10. What would American iconography look like if the turkey was America's national bird?

    IIRC part of the reason the bald eagle was chosen was because they wanted the "legitimacy" of the goldene agle (symbol of Alexander, the Roman, Byxantine and Holy Roman and Russian Empires) but without the "connection" to the ideas of despotism and tyranny associated with those ideals. Its...
  11. How to get a successful Second Mexican Empire and what are its consequences?

    Perhaps determinism? Or the belief that the US would never allow another stable country in the Western Hemisphere? Particularly one so large and socnearby?
  12. WI Louis of Spain lives?

    IIRC it was confirmed by midwifes that she was pregnant TWICE
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