anglo-saxon england

  1. da Racontor

    TL: Norman Broke (An Anglo-Saxon Timeline)
    Threadmarks: Forward

    Norman Broke William I (from Wikimedia Commons) Forward The death of Edward the Confessor in AD 1066, created a succession crisis. Three people had a claim to the throne. Harold Godwinson, the Earl of Wessex, Edward the Confessor’s brother-in-law and had strong connections with the current...
  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. WI: Eadred of England married and had children

    In OTL, 3 of Edward the Elder's sons reigned as King of England Æthelstan, Edmund and Eadred. Eadred wasn't expected to be King but his brother Edmund died young and since both of his sons were children, Eadred became King since the Witan prefers adults becoming King. Just like his older...
  4. WI: Edward the Martyr lived

    In OTL Edgar of England died young and since there were no adult members of the House of Wessex, the Witan elected his son Edward who was a teenager. Edward reigned from 975 until 978 when he was murdered and was then succeeded by his half-brother Æthelred, the first child King of England...
  5. Delete

    In OTL Edgar of England died young and since there were no adult members of the House of Wessex, the Witan elected his son Edward who was a teenager. Edward reigned from 975 until 978 when he was murdered and was then succeeded by his half-brother Æthelred, the first child King of England...
  6. WI/AHC: Ottonians even more successful = Holy Roman Europe?

    Could the Ottonian dynasty have unified (most of) Europe? If so, what would be the implications? This would all depend on the Ottoians 1) being a more successful 2) good timing and 3) them being a longer lived dynasty. To make this happen we would need a couple conditions. First and most...
  7. TheWitheredStriker

    WI/AHC: Anglo-Saxon Iceland

    WI the Anglo-Saxons, and not the Norsemen, were the ones to settle and define Iceland? I'm trying to make a TL where this happens, and once William the Conqueror takes England, the Anglo-Saxon nobility books it for Iceland (by then already settled by Angles), where they establish a new...
  8. WI: Edward the Exile survives

    In 1054, King Edward of England (known to history as "the Confessor") sent Bishop Ealdred of Worcester on an important mission: recall King Edward's namesake nephew Edward the Exile from Hungary and bring him back to England to serve as his uncle's heir. Evidently, negotiations for Edward's...
  9. TheDoofusUser

    WI : Ecgfrith, King of Mercia and Son of Offa, rules longer

    In OTL, the Mercian Supremacy of Anglo-Saxon England was a period of history between 626-826 (200 years) where the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia was the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms pre-Great Heathen Army, with the other Kingdoms (Kent, Wessex, Sussex, etc) being tributary/vassal...
  10. Guatemalan Revolutionary

    "God Ænd Minh Riht" An Anglo-Saxon England under the Godwinson house.
    Threadmarks: The Start of All.

    After the Battle of Stamford Bridge Harold believed that his throne was secured, but a rumor said that the Norman duke would come to claim his "right" to the English throne, but the invasion never came... The Norman duke and his army were sunk, or ended up in other places like Frisia, after a...
  11. WI: The Eadwig/Edgar Division of England endures longer

    WI: In RL in 957 to prevent a civil war in England the realm was divided along the Thames with Eadgar the Peaceful ruling the North, while Eadwig ruled the south. It was moot two years later when Eadwig died at age 19 and Eadgar reunited the whole of England. BUT, what if Eadwig lived longer...
  12. DBWI: What if the Northumbrians lost the Battle of Dun Nechtain

    In the late 7nth century the Northumbrians had begun to lose control over the Pictish kingdoms of Northern Britain. In response King Ecgfrith marched an army north and crushed the Picts at the Battle of Dun Nechtain, bringing them back under Northumbrian suzerainty and permanently tying them to...
  13. AltoRegnant

    DBWI: Germany Is Late To The Colonial Game?

    OOC: TTL, Otto never conquered italy to create the HRE, so his Germany survived as a cohesive state that centralized like France or England or any other european kingdom) IC: OTL, King Otto IX of Germany was hesitant to fund colonization of the new world. Yes it could make Germany rich, but the...
  14. AltoRegnant

    AHC: A British "Charlemagne'

    Few kings have had as successsful a rule as Karl The Great of Francia. Conquering from Catalonia to Bavaria, inspiring a burst of literacy and trade. Father of France and Germany and the first of many Holy Roman Emperors. But there remained two parts of western europe that Karl didn't subsume...
  15. [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...
  16. GauchoBadger

    Kent as a Frankish fief?

    IOTL, the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Kent had close ties with continental Europe due to its strategic location at the Strait of Dover. Indeed, it was one of the first areas of Anglo-Saxon England to be christianized, receiving Frankish missionaries as early as the 5th century. So, my question is...
  17. WI: Æthelred the Unready never becomes King of England

    What if Æthelred the Unready had never become King of the English? How might history have been different?
  18. If Harold wins at Hastings, what happens to democracy in England?

    It goes without saying that English history from the High Middle Ages onwards has been shaped considerably by the Norman Conquest. That includes, amongst others, the signing of the Magna Carta and the subsequent Barons' Wars, which played a formative role in England's shift away from absolute...
  19. WI: Robert I of Normandy invades England

    At one point in the 1030s, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, attempted to invade England on behalf of his cousins Edward and Alfred, who had gone into exile after Cnut the Great took over. Supposedly, he was prevented from doing so by unfavorable winds. What if Robert had been able to invade England?
  20. 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...
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