16th century

  1. Christian II on Spanish throne

    Inspired by recent discussion about early death of Charles V. So Charles and Eleanor drowned on the way to Spain, caught by very powerfull storm. Spanish throne is inherited by their brother Ferdinand, but his ATL version happens to be less healthy than OTL one. Ferdinand Habsburg dies in late...
  2. TheWitheredStriker

    Bigger Dutch Republic / More Successful Dutch Revolt

    I recently became quite interested in exploring a more successful Dutch Revolt, which leads to an overall bigger Dutch Republic. I have many questions, but fear not, I have my own inputs too, as well as my own scenarios :) Prerequisites The first section we'll need to flesh out: how do the...
  3. AHD/AHC: Unite the 16th Century Kingdoms of Georgia under one rule and withstand Ottoman/Safavid Conquest

    In the OTL, The Kingdom of Kakheti, situated in the eastern part of Georgia, had been in a constant feud with the Kingdom of Kartli until it was annexed by the Kingdom of Kartli around 1513. This was a victory for Kartli, but at the same time, they had their own problems with the...
  4. 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...
  5. Effects of a surviving Jagiellonian dynasty in Poland-Lithuania?

    What if the Jagiellonian dynasty didn't come to an end with Sigismund II Augustus' death? First of all, I know the Union of Lublin wouldn't be a thing, since there would be no need to create a real union between Poland and Lithuania for the two realms to remain connected. The Jagiellonians were...
  6. Math

    WI: Eric II of Brunswick-Luneburg Have a heir after 1547?

    Hello, The pod is Eric II of Brunswick-Luneburg (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_II,_Duke_of_Brunswick-Lüneburg) He has an legitimate heir After his reconversion to Catholicism in 1547, How would this affect the Reformation and the 17th century (Thirty Years' War)?
  7. TheWitheredStriker

    WI/AHQ: Independent Scotland, longer-living Edward VI

    The most recent idea that entered my head as of late involves keeping Scotland independent from England and making it a decent power in its own right. For this to happen, the accession of James VI (I) to the English throne in 1603 absolutely has to be avoided. Since Elizabeth I would probably...
  8. No Jagiellonian inheritance; effects in the Empire and beyond

    I'm currently trying to explore a scenario inwhich Louis II of Hungary doesn't die at the Battle of Mohács. Putting aside the exact developments concerning Hungary itself, what I wish to discuss here is the potential butterflies West of the Leitha. This is sort of a sequel/reboot of my previous...
  9. No Jagiellonian inheritance; alternate division of Habsburg realms

    I'm currently trying to explore a scenario inwhich Louis II of Hungary doesn't die at the Battle of Mohács. Putting aside the exact developments concerning Hungary itself, what I wish to discuss here is the potential butterflies West of the Leitha. This is what I settled on so far: Margaret of...
  10. yolly12345

    Mary Tudor becomes queen in 1547 -- Who would she marry (with a twist)?

    Just floating around an idea I randomly thought of for a possible TL (I’m not the best at creating but I just wanted to get some ideas down). In this ATL, Henry VIII died on schedule, however, his son Edward VI died in late October/early November 1547–forever known to historians as the "Nine...
  11. The Gybson Boy

    The Twelve Blessings of Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor: Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon Have Twelve Sons, , whom do they marry?

    This post has a similar premise to another post of mine from a few months ago In January 1502, shortly after the marriage of the Prince of Wales with Catherine of Aragon, King Henry VII fell ill from sweating, preventing the newly married couple from leaving for Ludlow Castle, after a month and...
  12. El Decentralizado: Philippine HRE

    Starting today, every two weeks this TL shall be focused from now on, the same shall occur with the Empire TL. Two weeks for each TL.
  13. WI: Suleiman dies in late 1520/ early 1521

    What if Suleiman I died in late 1520 or early 1521 (right before his campaign against Hungary)? The reason of death could be either an accident, poisoning or a sudden illness, anything. Around that time, the Ottoman Empire had no obvious adult (or even adolescent) heir(s), AFAIK. Suleiman had...
  14. Salma Amer

    Henry VIII of England has a more alife children with Catherine of Aragon. what will happen?

    Henry VIII of England (1491-1549) married catherine of aragon (1485-1549) in 1509 with issues A) Henry IX of England(twin of elizabeth)(1510-1578) married Catherine Austria(1507-1574) with issues A) Elizabeth of england ( twin of henry)(1510-1546) married Charles V, Holy...
  15. A Pomegranate of Many Seeds: Catalina of Aragon’s Tiny Tudors
    Threadmarks: 1502: The Year of Miraculous Births

    “The death of Arthur, Prince of Wales in April 1502 at a mere fifteen years of age was a devastating blow for the fledgling Tudor dynasty, and the prince’s heartbroken parents. But all hope was not lost, for Arthur’s widow, Catalina, was with child and had thankfully not caught her husband’s...
  16. Question: Sigismund Jagiellon for Austria?

    Having come back to my old idea of Prince Albert, Bona Sforza's tragically-lost child, surviving and inheriting Poland I was doing research on Sigismund II the Old. I stumbled upon a mention of Elisabeth Habsburg (his mother) hoping for him to inherit Austria. Is there any more information on...
  17. Kurd Gossemer

    l'Antarctique: A French Brazil TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: A French Admiral and some hard wood.

    The admiral himself, like any self respecting Frenchman, he had facial hair of sorts. The establishment of the nascent French colony that would be know one day as Brasíl or La Antartique for much of its colonial history starts humble like any nation does, an certain French admiral by the name...
  18. Tondo Kingdom in the Spanish period (1571-1823)

    The timeline shall be the first of a series of TLs about an ATL Spanish Philippines, established by Legaspi and slowly decentralizes into numerous states upon the dawn of the 18th century, before I eventually return on continuing the Novales timeline.
  19. TheWitheredStriker

    AHC/WI: French Brazil, Portuguese Canada

    IOTL, Portugal briefly flirted with colonizing eastern Canada (Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia), while France attempted to take Brazil in the 1550's. I'm planning out a TL where I basically swap France and Portugal around: France gets Brazil, successfully throwing out the Portuguese, and as...
  20. The Gybson Boy

    Twelve Children of Camelot: Prince Arthur has twelve children with Catherine of Aragon, whom do they marry?

    King Henry VII died in 1509 and was succeeded by his eldest son, now King Arthur I of England. Prince Arthur married a Spanish princess, Catherine of Aragon, November 1501. A few months later, in the spring of 1502, he nearly succumbed to sweating sickness in the midst of an epidemic, at Ludlow...
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