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  1. Edward VI dies in 1548, what next?

    So, this is inspired by events of the past few days and also reading up on Mary I. Many many Years ago, when I was green between the ears, I once wrote a timeline about Mary I having a son. It was okay for a first effort, but having grown since then, I thought I’d explore this once more. my...
  2. A William and Mary Timeline: For Want Of An Heir
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Manchester

    Chapter 1: Manchester April, 1692 It was cold, even though there was a fire blazing in the hearth. It shouldn’t be this cold. Nowhere should be this cold. London would most definitely not be this cold at this time of year, and yet, Brussels was not London, and so it was terrifyingly cold...
  3. John Lackland loses all English possessions in France

    Now John Lackland has gone down in history as the man who not only made England a papal fief and signed the Magna Carta. He also lost most of the Plantagenet possessions in France with the exception of Gascony which England held until 1453. but what if John loses Gascony also? Let’s say a...
  4. How to avoid the development of nuclear bombs, if nuclear fission still discovered.

    So, I'm currently reading up on nuclear fission and nuclear weapons, for a timeline I'm planning and I was wondering, nuclear fission was discovered after decades of experiments in 1938, and within a few years we had the atom bomb. If there was no war, would there have been an atom bomb...
  5. Putin dies in 2011

    Posting this here becsuse I think it doesn’t quite touch or modern politics in 2022, but happy to move it if it does. in 2012, Vladimir putin was re-elected President of Russia in a controversial election that sparked protests and rumours of rigging. let us say that before the election, putin...
  6. James V, King of Scotland marries earlier and has children.

    Slightly random thought that came to me earlier today. Otl James V didn't marry until he was in his late twenties, first to Madeleine Valois and then to Mary of Guise. But, what if he had married earlier, when he was in his early twenties? Perhaps to a surviving Charlotte of France? (I'm...
  7. Edward the Black Prince marries earlier

    So, there've been a lot of threads on what happens if the Black Prince survives etc. But I've never really seen a thread on what if he'd made a different marriage. Otl he married Joan of Kent, and had two children, but there were proposals of marriage put out before then when he was a teenager...
  8. House of Osman as Orthodox Christians

    So, this was something I've been intrigued by for a while. What consequences could there be if the Ottomans had converted to Christianity, specifically Eastern Orthodox Christianity? Would they garner as much support from their fellow Turks as they did otl? Would they manage to take...
  9. Henry VIII dies in 1527

    The year is 1527, Henry VIII has convinced himself that his marriage to Catherine was blighted in the eyes of God, due to Catherine being his brother's widow. He has started considering his options of freeing himself of Catherine. However, Henry's view that this should be relatively easy is...
  10. House of Mughal becomes Hindu before invading India, how far back would one need to go?

    Something I've been mulling over. I've been fascinated by the Mughals for years, and have always wondered if there was a way to get them to become Hindu. Obviously converting is probably out of the cards, but is there a way to get the dynasty to become Hindu before they take India? Would it...
  11. Mussolini dies in 1938

    Something I've been pondering lately. Mussolini, was the original fascist as it were, and as such saw himself as the superior partner in his relationship with Hitler until WW2 broke out and Italy needed German help in Africa and Greece. The war fucked over his support and ended up with him...
  12. Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: Parliament

    Albion Rising: A Henry Frederick Timeline Chapter 1: Parliament February, 1610 James Stuart, King of England, Scotland, Ireland and France, shifted from one foot to another. He was waiting for members of his Household to appear so that they could begin the ritual that would signal...
  13. Would being a dominantly Muslim dynasty undermine long term Mughal rule in India?

    So, this is something I’ve long pondered and something I’ve seen some claim. If the Mughals had lasted as rulers of India, and managed to unite all of it, would their religion be an obstacle or a thorn in their side preventing t the people from rallying around them? Or is the fact that they were...
  14. Second Battle of Panipat ends in Hemu victory

    For those of you who don't know the Second Battle of Panipat was fought between the forces of Akbar, the Mughal Claimant to the throne of India, and Hemu Vikramaditya, who had crowned himself Emperor of Hindustan a month before the battle occurred. Now, otl, the battle was going in Hemu's...
  15. Anne of Brittany dies as a child

    So, Anne of Brittany was one of the most attractive heiresses of the late 15th century, as heiress and later Duchess of Brittany. Her hand was sought by Edward V of England, Charles VIII of France and Maximilian of Austria. She would eventually marry Charles of France and later his successor...
  16. A different husband for Mary Queen of Scots?

    So, I'm doing some reading on James I of England, and came across something that I thought was quite interesting. When his mother, Mary Queen of Scots initially came to Scotland in 1560, she was welcomed with some mixed emotions, with many being suspicious of her. However, her tolerance and...
  17. House of Stuart Poll.

    So, a long time ago I did a poll about which timeline people would like to see next from me regarding the House of Stuart. Given I'm much more knowledgeable about the family now, I thought I'd do another poll. The options are as follows: 1. Charles II and Catherine of Braganza have kids (I've...
  18. Succession to the English throne in 1399

    So tbis has two pods to it. firstly Henry Bolingbroke dies in 1390 whilst on crusade. He leaves behind his wife and children/ secondly in 1399, Richard II dies in Ireland. He dies leaving a young wife and no heir. what happens? Who succeeds him? I know that one big change is that Bolingbroke...
  19. Elizabeth II has a brother

    Just a very quick question. Before his marriage to Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip took the name Mountbatten abd was created duke of Edinburgh etc. Which seems appropriate given he was marrying the heir to the throne. but what if Elizabeth wasn’t the heir? What if she had a brother who was...
  20. Charles V of France dies at Poitiers

    As it says on the tin, let's say that during the Battle of Poitiers, Charles, Dauphin of France, later Charles V is badly wounded in the fighting, and subsequently dies. His father John is still captured. Charles has died without any sons, only two daughters. His brother Louis I, Duke of Anjou...
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