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  1. AHC: At least one military engagement in the Antarctic

    I would think your best bet would be a commerce raider during the Napoleonic or world wars using an Antarctic route to avoid the Royal Navy?
  2. Edward of Westminster marries Scottish ptincess

    Actually, I think having Scottish support would cost him. It did'nt help his mother earlier - given how, especially the North of England regarded the Scots!
  3. WI Cromwell brought Electoral Reform to britain a couple of hendred years earlier than otl?

    As I understand it, it was chosen to indicate exactly the name, that the benefits were to be common to all ( at least if you were European origin/descent). Our founders were in some ways quite radical for their time - 1 person, one vote, universal suffrage ( again if you were white basically...
  4. WI Cromwell brought Electoral Reform to britain a couple of hendred years earlier than otl?

    Agree. The connotations of his Commonwealth were so strong, that when Australia federated, the choice of the title "Commonwealth of Australia" brought strong opposition and pressure to change it, from Queen Victoria and the British political establishment. This was almost 250 years later!
  5. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    That man has his priorities in order.
  6. WI: The USSR Continues to Not Participate in the Olympics After WWII

    Well, probably less doping scandals which are overlooked. Maybe a less corrupt IOC?
  7. Why was Queen Mary I declared illegitimate?

    Personally, I think it was Henry or Anne, being personally vindictive as well. Do not forget, Anne had Mary as a Lady in Waiting to Elizabeth.
  8. Why was Queen Mary I declared illegitimate?

    True, but I suspect he was hedging his bets. Plus, from what I have read, Anne Boleyn was a vindictive bitch, going out of her way to humiliate both Catherine and Mary. So, being declared illegimate..
  9. Why was Queen Mary I declared illegitimate?

    It was politics. If Mary was legitimate, that would put her ahead of any daughters of Anne Boleyn and Henry. Also, with an annulment, it means that the marriage itself was valid. ( Too much canon law to go into detail.) And Henry’s point was that supposedly he was never validly married to...
  10. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    They have just comx'Dmitted an environmental war crime!
  11. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    Yes. I knew that. Both had, shall we say, healthy egos? ( Emphasis being thought.) But Tom had too much clout in the political world - and he had been Monash’s COS - which is one reason why he had limited command experience. At the risk of derailing the thread, I think he was probably the best...
  12. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    Either would be a problem, but Bennett much more than Red Robbie. However, IIRC are'nt both Rowell and McKay senior to both?
  13. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    Pretty sure the RAN did'nt have the trained personnel to man the boats. And in the '40's we would buy British anyway to have commonalty with the RN.
  14. Alternatives to Scapa Flow as a base for the Grand Fleet during World War 1

    I think Portsmouth is out as a wartime base for the Grand Fleet simply because the harbour entrance is so narrow. When I visited in 2015, I could'nt believe just how narrow it was. It would take quite a while for the Grand Fleet to exit in an emergency.
  15. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    No worries. We will just mechanise the dropbears and emus. :evilsmile:
  16. Goeben takes refuge in AH ports

    I believe that was part of their problem.
  17. Goeben takes refuge in AH ports

    Apparently, the Russians were supposed to do exactly that, but could never quite co-ordinate the troops and the shipping.
  18. Goeben takes refuge in AH ports

    MUI is that the Ottoman leadership had already decided to join the Germans, they were just negotiating on what price. Apparently, British Intelligence knew or suspected it. All the British seizure of the 2 dreadnoughts building in Britain was to make it easier to sell the decision to the general...
  19. There and Back Again: The English Journeys of Catherine of Aragon

    Never thought I would write this, but Henry is right. As king, he cannot afford to risk a contagious disease.
  20. Sir John Valentine Carden survives.

    Enjoy your time in the sun. Here we are still unable to leave the country, except, for some reason politicians and sportspeople. :mad:
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