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  1. Well ...... colour me pink

    1814 – Mr Madison’s Bad Year August 3rd – Washington DC “Sir we have dispatches”. President James Madison looked up as his private secretary entered the room waving dispatches. “Good news I hope” he replied and then winched as he saw the look on Cole’s face. “I am afraid not Mr President, the...
  2. Geological Timebomb Goes Off

    The year is 1783, the Treaty of Paris has been signed. In the Canary Islands the southern volcanoe on the island of La Palma erupts with explosive power. The entire western cliff drops into the sea, triggering a tsumani that races over the breadth of the Adlantic. A wave of 500 meters hight...
  3. Scotland not in UK

    Following a thread about Henry VIII having a son, it was pointed out that Scotland would not merge with England (no Stewart kings and queens). I think the empire would not have come into existance without the help of the Scots, who supplied many of the scientists, administrators, explorers and...
  4. No British or French Empires

    I am looking at a TL where the British and French Empires either didn't get off the ground, or were supreceeded by another European empire. Ideally the POD would after 1418 so the Portuguese would have started their exploration of Africa. Any suggestions for what empire it could be, and how...
  5. The Greatest Mercantile and Manufacturing Empires Unitied?

    Ok, this time line will explore my favourite What If. It will deal with Britain and Germany drawing closer in the latter half of the 19th Century rather than becoming competitors. I am going to try to keep butterflies as small as possible, so much of what happens in OTL will happen in my...
  6. No Colonies

    Ok, not sure if this is ASB or not but here goes: WI no European nation established colonies outside of Europe. They had trading posts in the Americas, Africa and Asia but no perminant bases. What would the world look like now? You thoughts........
  7. Victoria unmasked as Illegitimate

    There has always been a strong rumor that Queen Victoria's father was not the Duke of Kent, but rather her mothers private secretary John Conroy. WI this relationship had come to light (and been proved somehow) before Victoria took the throne? This would mean that Victoria's Uncle the Duke...
  8. 1066 - English win at Hastings a look at religeon

    Assume that William was defeated at Hastings and Harold continued as King. I am interested in the religious changes to history - with a strong Anglo-Saxon church not towing the line of Rome. Would the English have been involved in the Crusades? Would England have become Protestant? I...
  9. No British Empire

    I am looking for events which would lead to the British having no real Empire (except for Ireland). The most obvious way of removing the Empire seems to be a reversal of fortune in the Seven Years War, with France coming out on top rather than UK. Can you think of other, perhapse more...
  10. Victoria Dies in 1861

    I am intrested in your thoughts on the the following Scenario: Balmoral, the Summer of 1861. A fire destroys the castle, and the Royal Family in residence are killed, along with the Prime Minster (Palmeston) and many of the Royal Household. Princess Victoria (the Queen's eldest child) is...
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