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  1. List of Alternate Monarchs and Aristocratic Lineage

    He might push a Habsburg candidate. But considering that Johanna of Austria is basically the Habsburg Claude and Maria of Spain's eldest daughter would be all of nine years old...he might have to offer someone else (Charles III is already in France, so his sisters are unlikely; the duke of...
  2. List of Alternate Monarchs and Aristocratic Lineage

    Huh? Felipe II is still likely going to back Elizabeth against a pro-French/French-allied James. OTL he defended Elizabeth to various popes for nearly thirty years (until Mary Stewart was beheaded)
  3. List of Alternate Monarchs and Aristocratic Lineage

    Until Charles III's regency, France generally had a "hands-off" approach regarding Lorraine. Was only with the Guises climbing as high as they did in the French government (plus Kristina being ousted from the regency of her son) that France decided to take an interest. Since Charles III's dad...
  4. WI: Catholic Saxony (Surviving Descent of Georg the Bearded)

    Will confess surprise that (when looking back over @Jan Olbracht's trees earlier) I found only single mentions of individuals as being a grandson/granddaughter of Georg, never an outline of exactly how Georg's descent might shape up.
  5. WI: Catholic Saxony (Surviving Descent of Georg the Bearded)

    Particularly with Georg's whole attempts to go so far as to even attempt to WILL Albertine Saxony to Ferdinand if he had no male heirs
  6. WI: Catholic Saxony (Surviving Descent of Georg the Bearded)

    A marriage to an archduchess could be used to seal such a "transfer" couldn't it?
  7. WI: Catholic Saxony (Surviving Descent of Georg the Bearded)

    Reasonably small potatoes, since had the betrothal been considered during Severinus' lifetime, nothing could've predicted that he (or his father) would end up heir to Saxony. I suspect it was just planned to keep Saxony from "uniting" in heresy.
  8. WI: Catholic Saxony (Surviving Descent of Georg the Bearded)

    I like that idea. Especially since I was reading recently that there was an attempt to make Moritz of Saxony go into the church, as well as to betrothe Severinus of Saxony (Moritz's brother) to Anna of Austria (OTL duchess of Bavaria). Severinus was apparently being raised at Ferdinand I's court...
  9. Margareta domina II: A Margaret of Austria Re-do

    Takes the crown of Lithuania (if Alexander still dies without issue)? Winds up as duke in Moldavia? Accepts the offer of the crown of Sweden?
  10. Margareta domina II: A Margaret of Austria Re-do

    Depends what your plan is for that end of Europe.
  11. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    Well Shakespeare built his "crook-backed Richard" on the extant works at the time - Vergil, More and Mancini. First account is apparently from 1491.
  12. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    Richard III's were. And as you point out, Mancini is the likeliest person to "observe" something like that, no?
  13. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    Sorry, but (facts aside) I tend to take Mancini with a good dose of salt: Mancini's a foreigner. Plus, this part (emphasis mine): From another source: Whereas the aforementioned George Buck is the only one that mentions Edward V being in poor health and his sole proof of that was that "none...
  14. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    https://rebeccastarrbrown.com/2019/09/06/part-six-richard-iiis-marriage-the-neville-inheritance/ This might be useful:
  15. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    I've heard this from several sources (but unfortunately they're mostly trying to exonerate Richard III from murdering his nephew, and generally paint it as a sort of "euthanasia" instead), but what exactly was wrong with him? FWIG, prior to 1483, there was nothing wrong with his health.
  16. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    Darned unlikely. Clarence felt Dickon got all the "good" bits of the Neville lands. He also disliked the idea that Dickon had "kidnapped" Anne Neville from George's custody and on-and-on the reasons went. Dickon certainly wouldn't trust Clarence (Edward sure as Hell didn't). Besides, who would...
  17. George Plantagenet remains loyal to Edward IV?

    Likely George being alive means Gloucester doesn't try and take the throne. Instead, George gives the Wydevilles and Gloucester something they lacked OTL: a common enemy. That said...I don't think George was smart enough to stay loyal. He was a grown up spoiled brat IMO. Always wanted more than...
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