16th century pod

  1. Horus Lupercal

    Jagiellonian miracle Or Queen Anna Jagiellon has an son
    Threadmarks: Chapter I miraculous birth

    Wawel Royal Castle-Krakow 12 November 1577 As the great comet passed over earth in the year 1577, there was a great deal of celebration in Krakow, the capital of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. All people of the city, whether they were mere common folk, priests, burgher...
  2. Modern day Hungary demographics without Ottoman occupation

    Hello there! It's been a while since I last made a Hungary demography thread; that is getting rectified now. This one's a bit different from the others however. This time, I'm trying construct a list of largest cities for Hungary in a scenario inwhich the country doesn't suffer its OTL fate of...
  3. mickeymouse

    Alternate spouses for Francis I and Claude of France?

    Anne, Duchess of Brittany was determined to preserve Brittany’s separation from France. In various unsuccessful attempts to save the autonomy of her Duchy, she married herself to Maximilian of Austria to try and ward off the advances of Charles VIII of France, stipulated in her marriage contract...
  4. EternalMadness1997

    Children of the Bloody Queen: A Tudor Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Bloody Heir

    Hello and welcome to my third timeline, and one that I have been cooking for sometime. As the title suggests, this is going to be a "what if Mary Tudor's pregnancy(ies) had been real rather than phantom?" timeline. I'll try to make this be as realistic as possible, though don't be afraid to...
  5. Caravels of Portugal

    WI: Syncretic Catholic-Buddhist-Shinto religion in Japan

    Suppose the Catholic missionaries decide on converting the Japanese people during the 16th century, at the heyday of the Nanban trade. Since it is difficult to convert the Japanese people due to strong attachment of Buddhism and Shintoism as well with the daimyos. So, the Catholic missionaries...
  6. AHC: More Protestant Movements

  7. GauchoBadger

    WI: Dutch victory at Gembloux (1578)

    What if the Dutch, at that time under the Union of Brussels that spanned both the southern and northern Netherlands, had managed to defeat the Spanish forces hassling them at the Battle of Gembloux, in 1578? IOTL, the battle had significant consequences for the history of the Low Countries --...
  8. GauchoBadger

    WI: Muscovites defeat the Lithuanians at the Battle Of Orsha (1514)

    The Battle Of Orsha was perhaps the most decisive moment of the Muscovite-Lithuanian Wars. The muscovites were confident that they could reunite the whole of the former Kievan Rus' lands, while the Lithuanians, alongside their polish allies, were a target of such expansionism. However, after...
  9. Angel Blaise

    16th Century Spanish fleet stranded on the Hawaiian Islands

    What if in the 16th (or maybe 17th) century Spanish ships, on their way between New Spain and the Philippines, were blown off course and landed on the Hawaiian islands? Let's say the people on board end up stranded on the islands, completely cut off from New Spain. How might they adapt to life...
  10. Petike

    Henry VIII killed by his jousting accident in 1524

    A Tudor POD I've thought about... Henry VIII, everyone's favourite royal egomaniac, loved taking part directly in jousting events. During his life, he suffered two serious incidents of injury while jousting, the first in 1524 and the second in 1536. The latter event seems to be more famous...
  11. Donnacona's Dream

    This thread will contain my new TL: Donnacona's Dream. This timeline is an attempt to wank the St. Lawrence Iroquoians: the people who Jacques Cartier encountered in the St. Lawrence Valley in the 16th century. IOTL, these people had disappeared by the time of Champlain 70 years later, and those...
  12. Petike

    Culinary WI: John Gerard doesn't discourage people from growing tomatoes for food

    In the late 16th century, English barber-surgeon John Gerard wrote a non-fiction book titled Herbal. In it, he also described tomatoes, still a novel plant in Europe back then. Despite having plagiarised a lot of his notes from continental literature, his book became succesful and immensely...