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  1. WI: Napoleon trains British Army (Post-1814)

    I'm going to leave aside the several aspects of this which makes it highly unlikely to happen (the British government would want a man who embodied the destruction of their political system, and who was popular with the British public nowhere near London / Napoleon would not opt for a menial...
  2. War of the Roses Plausability Check

    Can I just point out that the aims of Buckingham's Rebellion were to A) put Edward V back on the throne, and when they heard that he might be dead, became B) to put Henry Tudor on the throne? Buckingham had no intention of leading a new faction, he just opposed Richard III and intended to...
  3. L’Empire Plantagenet

    Fair enough, but there's nothing in either English law or precedent to stop Edward from taking the English throne just because he was already King of France and some other places. In fact, if English history can teach you anything, it's that Kings of foreign countries love to be crowned King of...
  4. L’Empire Plantagenet

    I'm really confused. Are you suggesting that the Black Prince - who is first in line to the English throne, and has been on campaign with his father in France in order to win the French throne which would then become his by right as heir to his father - renounces his claim to the English throne...
  5. Rough Speed of an Army

    Yeah, but the question is about the Middle Ages, not the Enlightenment era. There were no drilling, formations or marching drills in medieval armies. Heck, there wasn't even training or discipline.
  6. What does late 19th Century naval warfare look like?

    "Exactly the right era" is a subjective term as far as late 19th Century naval warfare goes. Yes, it's about the right year, but Chile and Peru were not exactly at the forefront of naval technology at that point. The ships they were fighting with were 1860s and 1870s designs, meaning that the...
  7. enquiry : 15 English provinces for HYW Chess game

    Got to be honest, I kind of forgot it was for chess. I wasn't really thinking about what the pieces had to be. I would suggest turning The Cinque Ports into Canterbury so that you get another Ecclesiastical province, but then you lose a major trade node, and England didn't exactly have many...
  8. enquiry : 15 English provinces for HYW Chess game

    Use Gloucester and Hereford. The Hwicce and Mercia labels are only in CK2 because they pushed the earliest starts back to the 8th century. No Englishman during the HYW would have even heard of Hwicce, and most would have only the vaguest idea of what Mercia was. Edit: In fact, it strikes me...
  9. Help with beginning of 13 century wafare

    I know I'm a bit late to the party here, but it's worth pointing out: when a major prisoner was taken (Kings certainly, and important Dukes or other men likely to warrant a large ransom) then the King tended to 'buy' the rights to the ransom off the knight who captured him. I say 'buy' with...
  10. How to get the Knights Hospitaller up north?

    William's invasion was only labelled a "Holy War" because Harold had refused to submit to the Pope's demands to cede his throne to William. It was a war against an excommunicated ruler, not a war against a pagan land. When Kings were charged by the Pope with a mandate to attack an excommunicate...
  11. Henry Viii holy roman emperor

    What power would Henry offer them? The princes of the Empire, especially the Electors, were already a law unto themselves a lot of the time and had considerable autonomy. I suspect that if Henry offered them more power they would just laugh in his face at how little he clearly understood the...
  12. AHC/WI: Christian Turks?

    Any Christian Turks who moved into Anatolia would almost certainly be Nestorian, as were the Keraits who were a (probably the only) Christian Turkish empire in Central Asia who were friendly to Genghis Khan and ended up joining his empire. This means that they would be rejected by the rest of...
  13. Angevin France: French and English Inheritance Rules?

    Much of what you have speculated on is possible - in the English domains, and by extension the Angevin land in France - the inheritance laws weren't cut-and-dried and could to an extent be moulded to fit exceptional circumstances, as evidenced by RL itself where the different Angevin lands went...
  14. The Seymour brothers as Lord Protectors

    Is that a rhetorical question, judging by the way your second post launches into what I can only assume to be the lead-in to a TL you are planning? If not, the answer surely has to be that the ramifications are huge. After all, it was the treason of Thomas which Northumberland manipulated into a...
  15. AHC: Bigger UK

    The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands aren't constitutional quirks. They have nothing to do with the way the British state is laid out. They are independent realms which happened to pass to the English monarch in the past. They remain independent realms which simply delegate some of their...
  16. AHC: United Kingdom of Great and Little Britain

    What would Conan's claim to the English throne be?
  17. Dominion of Southern America - Updated July 1, 2018

    Oh snap, an update. And a correspondingly enormous picture to match.
  18. WI: A Different Numeral System Is Used Worldwide

    Base 12 actually makes a lot of sense, since the fact that 12 is divisible but 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 means that numbers are a lot easier to divide and multiply in your head, meaning humans will naturally be better mathematicians.
  19. Historical question: The strategic value of castles

    Well, the question is what do you think your army of knights is going to do? - If this army is significantly stronger than the forces of the land they are invading, the defending country will refuse to meet on the field of battle, so your army must either retreat again having achieved...
  20. Henry V and France

    Indeed. I was under the impression, although I could be wrong, that as late as 1415, just before Henry left for France and when he had already had his head turned by the idea of the throne itself anyway, the Armagnacs even offered him the entire terms of the Treaty of Bretigny in order to...
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