1066

  1. Emperor William: Conqueror of Britannia

    I'm working on a project titled "Emperor William: Conqueror of Britannia." It's an alternate history where William the Conqueror successfully expands his rule to Britannia. I'm really eager to hear everyone's input and feedback on this concept! What are your thoughts? I would also like to add I...
  2. If Harald Hardrada had won at Stamford Bridge, could he have beaten William of Normandy?

    This is less a concrete "what if" question and more of entertaining a specific thought. For starters, let's assume Stamford Bridge is a victory for Harald, as he holds the bridge long enough for his men to be better armed and in the subsequent battle he is victorious, with Harold Godwinson slain...
  3. If Harald Hardardara invaded England

    this could maybe start my first personal Alternative timeline let me know what do you think " Notes for Thursday's lesson Dear students, today we will finish analyzing the battle of Stamford Bridge, which as we saw last time was decisive for the future of our country. Thanks to the great Frode...
  4. Any good Anglo-Saxon Victory At Hastings threads?

    This is just a request for any good threads chronicling an alternate timeline where King Harold triumphed at the Battle of Hastings. Despite being such a significant point in history, I can't seem to find much good alt-history material written about it.
  5. WI: Nobody wins the 1066 Invasions

    Okay, so this is a weird question, but what if no clear victor emerged in the 1066 invasions? In this timeline, Harald Hardrada, William the Bastard, and Harold Godwinson all die in battle. Despite this, the Norwegian and Norman invasion forces do have some success against the English, but not...
  6. AltoRegnant

    England-Norway's relation with Denmark?

    Say that Hadrada won in 1066, and both England and Norway continuously elected the same child, to the point of effective primogeniture. England would remain closely connected with Scandinavia, and this union would probably be the most powerful state in the cultural region, especially if it...
  7. 1066: Year of the Conquest, and Beyond - Scandinavian England
    Threadmarks: 1. Trouble With the Weather

    1066: Year of the Conquest, and Beyond Trouble With the Weather () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () () She stands on the wide steppe, halfway between the...
  8. Plausibility Check: England permanently divided after 1066?

    On this forum I have sometimes seen scenarios where England is split between William and Harald or someone else. Creating a norman England like OTL in the south and a scandinavian-influenced anglosaxon England in the north as it was before the conquest. Is this a plausible development? I kind of...
  9. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: Harold Hadrada Fails To Claim England?

    1066 was a decisive year in history, as England was conquered by Harold Hadrada, as the first King of both England and Norway, a union that eventually grew to include Scotland. Now, as time went on, the English and Scottish began to dominate the union, and Norway became a bit of a sideshow, but...
  10. AltoRegnant

    Could The Norman Conquest Be Undone?

    1066. The french duke of Normandy has just become William the Conqueror and the kings of england would continue to be ethnically and culturally french till at least the 100 years war. But could a native anglo-saxon come to power after him? What would some impacts be of this brief invasion?
  11. Emperor Max

    Edgar Atheling keeps throne

    Is there any scenario where King Edgar II keeps the throne instead of William I of England in 1066.
  12. [totally a legit person]

    Chronicles of the Caseres of Engaland- Anglo-Saxon victory in 1066

    Chapter 1 It is the night, of the year 1066, all is quiet in the Norman camp, then a charge of troops rush into the camp, slaughtering many of the invaders of Engeland, leaving many dead bodies in their wake. Norman knights, under their bastard leader, William the Bastard, are organized, and...
  13. SgtRL-3

    If Norman conquest becomes a Norwegian conquest

    In history, in the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066, King Harold could be said to have won by luck - if there was no arrow hit Hardrada, the Anglo-Saxon defense would probably collapse. What if he was not so lucky? He died at Stamford Bridge. Or after defeating William, he turned back to meet...
  14. AltoRegnant

    Harold Hadrada, King of England?

    We all know that before the Normans, another foreigner landed on English shores and nearly stole the crown- Harold Hadrada of Norway. Unfortunately, in landing first, he had to deal with the English at their best, and was unable to take much beyond york. But what if his and William's fortunes...
  15. AltoRegnant

    France Without The Norman Conquest?

    In the event of a failed norman conquest, what would the effects on the Kingdom of France be? On the surface we might assume france would steamroll the european continent as seen here and also here, but middle ages france was seriously decentralized, with Brittany, Burgundy, even Provence and...
  16. AltoRegnant

    Anglo-Saxon England

    What if, by some miracle, Harold Godwinson beat both the Vikings and Normans in 1066? Or because both is unlikely, maybe William can't get the pope to legitimize his claim and therefore can't attack without serious trouble from the king of France without the resources of a kingdom to protect...
  17. CaledonicMonster

    The Bastard's Fall
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Bastard’s Fall

    Chapter 1: The Bastard's Fall England: 1066 On January 5, 1066, the Kingdom of England would receive a blow that would ring around the world for the next millennium. His banishment by Northumbrian rebels caused him to suffer many strokes, which would end his life. Edward the Confessor, King of...
  18. The_Russian

    AHC/WI: An Orthodox England after 1066

    With a POD after 1066 have England become orthodox. Does this require turning other countries orthodox? Or can it be done when Henry VIII breaks with Rome and having him go orthodox instead of Protestant? And with an orthodox England how is religion overall in the UK? Do Scotland, Wales, and N...
  19. CHKeeley

    AHC Can the Anglo-Saxons throw out the Norman Invaders post-Hastings?

    1066 was an intensely traumatic year in English history. The huscarl warrior elite and much of the Anglo-Saxon nobility were decimated at the Battle of Hastings. A new ruling class came in, built castles, and ruled the land as conquerors. Multiple attempts at resistance were made, and all ended...
  20. CHKeeley

    Effects of an Anglo-Byzantine force reclaiming England?

    That title will get your attention :rolleyes: Following the brutal Norman Conquest of England, medieval sources claim that fleeing Anglo-Saxons, led by one Siward (supposedly Earl of Gloucester), sailed to the Mediterranean and came to Constantinople. There, some entered the Varangian Guard but...
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