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  1. DrakeRlugia

    WI: Henry VIII has no children

    Jeez. @material_boy may have just seen your reply and not the quoted post. There's no need to be an asshole. He asks a good question—even if it doesn't fit the ATL query of Mary having a son by Louis XII. The OP did specifically ask about Mary/Suffolk, so I would presume that answers to both...
  2. DrakeRlugia

    Frankie Goes to the Hofburg, or Napoléon II, Regent of Austria?

    I'm very happy to see Changarnier make a little cameo!
  3. DrakeRlugia

    Anno Obumbratio: A 16th Century Alternate History

    With John’s death and Mary vetoing any possibility for any of her younger sons to serve as a potential successor to Christian II, it leaves only two lines of descent through Christian II’s daughters. The eldest, Dorothea, was married off to the Duke of Pomerania. She has male issue with her...
  4. DrakeRlugia

    WI Richard II isn't deposed (2024 ed)

    No, I most definitely agree. The period after 1389 and prior to 1397 was centered around stabilizing the kingdom after the tumultuous problems of the 1380s (Peasant's Revolt of 1381, conflict with France, the Lords Appellant, ect). As Richard II assumed personal control over the government, he...
  5. DrakeRlugia

    WI Richard II isn't deposed (2024 ed)

    Charles VI lapsed into another fit of insanity c. 1393, I believe. A regency council was formed then, headed by Queen Isabeau and including the major princes. This marked a period where Orléans influence began to increase—though you are correct that he squabbled with the Duke of Burgundy until...
  6. DrakeRlugia

    WI Richard II isn't deposed (2024 ed)

    IIRC, he ended up in Venice as part of his condition of exile. Richard essentially told him that he could go on a pilgrimage and offered up the options of Jerusalem, Germany, Bohemia, or Hungary. It was offered as a way for Mowbray to save a bit of face: he was forbidden from traveling elsewhere...
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    WI Richard II isn't deposed (2024 ed)

    Richard II can probably stay afloat even with a POD into the 1390s—Gaunt's return in 1389 helped stabilize things, and Richard II was able to use his full resumption of power in 1389 as an excuse to scapegoat the previous issues in the 1380s as being due to bad advice / councilors. Prior to...
  8. DrakeRlugia

    Sigismund of Luxembourg died in 1394

    I definitely agree that Sigismund's death in 1394 represents a very good chance to end the division between between Mary's claim and the Durazzo claim... but I am in agreement with your assessment Jan that the bad blood that exists between them c. 1394 likely represents too high of a hurdle to...
  9. DrakeRlugia

    Possible Marriage Partners for Philip II of Spain

    Does Philip II have issue with the Duchess of Viseu? In all reality, if she manages to give him a son or two that survive, he does not necessarily have to remarry when she kicks the bucket (though he obviously can, of course). If, like Elisabeth de Valois, she only manages to give him a couple...
  10. DrakeRlugia

    Consequences of No Restoration of the French Parlements?

    Interestingly enough, Louis XVI also looked to England even after the Revolution picked up steam and he was carted back to Paris. IIRC, he spent a good period of time reading about Charles I of England and the English Civil War during the 1791-93 period. To be pair, the period of 1774-1780 was...
  11. DrakeRlugia

    PC: July 1830 POD

    Well, it is worth remembering that the compromise flag was designed in his youth. Unsure when he did it exactly (I want to say 1820s/1830s?) but it’s hard to say how Chambord’s psyche / psychology was affected by his long exile abroad and how that might have embittered him—especially the years...
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    PC: July 1830 POD

    The standard was not used beyond its use a royal standard akin to the UK royal standard. The white flag was already being used somewhat unofficially as a flag of surrender prior to the Geneva Convention, yet plenty of nations had white flags. Charles III adopted a different Spanish flag because...
  13. DrakeRlugia

    PC: July 1830 POD

    The Bourbons used the plain white flag during the restoration. It wasn't complicated or cumbersome—nor exactly unpopular in the period of 1815-1830. If the Restoration holds beyond 1830, it will only cement the Bourbon flag. I cannot see any of the main line Bourbons advocating for any return of...
  14. DrakeRlugia

    PC: July 1830 POD

    Not necessarily. Guernon who proposed the expansion of the suffrage was a member of the old nobility. Winning over the urban poor in Paris may be a bit more difficult—they aren’t going to become out and out royalists overnight—but the rural majority would likely be much easier. If it is a choice...
  15. DrakeRlugia

    PC: July 1830 POD

    A lot of people like to paint the Bourbons upon their return / restoration as dusty, out of touch reactionaries who cavorted with the nobility of the ancien régime—dreaming of the day that they could dispense with the Charte and return to reigning as kings had before 1789, but that simply isn't...
  16. DrakeRlugia

    PC: July 1830 POD

    Exactly. It would be a useful cudgel for Charles X to use against the bourgeoisie—if he’s successful, Charles X may be able to transform the French lower classes into something akin the Neapolitan Lazzaroni who were intensely conservative / monarchist, using them as a vehicle to increase royal...
  17. DrakeRlugia

    PC: July 1830 POD

    I think it would depend on how he goes about it—after all, it was only about a decade and a half after 1830 that Louis Blanc coined the term the "right to work" and the provisional republic brought about the national workshops... disastrous as they were. Given the mythos that the Bourbon...
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    PC: July 1830 POD

    Correct—expanding the franchise isn't necessarily going to get a whole new bulwark for Charles X's reign, but it is worth getting considering. It's hard to say how much of the lower classes supported what would later become the Legitimist movement: plenty of peasants had complex relationships...
  19. DrakeRlugia

    Portugal WI: the Vilafrancada succeeds?

    A lot of their issues came about due to the troubles surrounding the drafting of the 1823 constitution, and what role Pedro would play as sovereign. At one point Pedro was to have a concrete role, but later there were attempts to make Pedro's role purely symbolic and to deprive him of any say or...
  20. DrakeRlugia

    Anno Obumbratio: A 16th Century Alternate History

    Exactly. And with the major powers (England, France, the HRE) being Catholic sovereigns.... it could be quite interesting. I know that France IOTL essentially didn't give a fig about the Treaty of Torsedillas; François I declared: "The sun shines for me as it does for others. I would very much...
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