charles v

  1. The Gybson Boy

    Henry VIII has a son in 1518, but Mary marries Charles V and inherits the throne in 1536.

    Charles V and I, Holy Roman Empire, King of the Spains and his wife Mary Tudor, Holy Roman Empress, Queen of the Spains and heir of the english throne in 1536 November 10, 1518: Catherine of Aragon gives birth to a healthy son who is christened Edward, Duke of Cornwall November 10, 1522: Prince...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. GameBawesome

    WI: Joanna the Mad dies of childbirth in 1500

    In 1500, in Ghent, Charles V was born, who would become Holy Roman Emperor and the King of Spain, controlling the largest domain, which included the newly conquered Americas. His father was Philip the Handsome, a German prince who married the Joanna I, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and...
  5. Anglo-HRE-Iberian Union

    Hapsburg Charles V ruled the Americas through Spain and the Holy Roman Empire through Austria but gave up Austria to his brother Ferdinand II because he became very ill at a young age and feared he wouldn't survive to his heir's adulthood. His son Phillip II succeeded him in Spain and married...
  6. WI: Universal Monarchy, Valois edition - One King for England, Spain, France, the Netherlands and Italy

    One of the things I find interesting in history was OTL's Charles V and the idea of a universal Christian monarchy. Charles V is often considered closest to this idea in the early modern era, with him having ruled the Hapsburg lands, much of the Burgundian inheritance, Spain, and parts of Italy...
  7. The Gybson Boy

    A Big and Happy Spanish Habsburg Family: Charles V and Isabella of Portugal has 13 children
    Threadmarks: Charles V and Isabella of Portugal Children

    A strange situation of the Habsburg brothers, Charles V and Ferdinand I is that while Charles V and his wife Isabella of Portugal had only three surviving children, Ferdinand I and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary had thirteen children, all of whom reached adulthood, which what would happen if...
  8. The third Tudor

    What if Henry VIII died for the accident during the joust in 1536?
  9. Empress Mary Tudor

    What if Henry VIII got ahead with his intention to ask an annulment from Catherine of Aragon in 1514 and then remarried to Eleanor of Austria while his sister Mary remarried to Maximilian I once widowed by Louis XII (Max had that idea in OTL before Mary remarried to Brandon)
  10. The three branches of the Habsburg

    What if Charles V married Mary Tudor (the elder) in 1515 and as consequence the Habsburg would be divided in three branches instead of the OTL two?
  11. Robert Baratheon is born again as Henry VIII of England

    Unlike Henry VIII, Robert (Henry) will be happy because he is the second son, and has nothing to do with the throne. He will establish a strong relationship with his brother Arthur because he reminds him of Edward Stark. When Arthur dies, Robert will grieve and remember the death of his parents...
  12. Early end of HRE-Spanish union

    PoD is vert easy-some unfortunate accident happens to Emperor Charles V, resulting in his premature death in summer 1527, ending personal union between Spain and Holy Roman Empire much earlier than IOTL. So baby Felipe II is heir of Spain and Burgundy (with Isabella of Portugal as regent in...
  13. 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...
  14. The King is dead - A Renaissance TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue - Charles d’Alençon

    The 24 February of 1525 would remain forever among the worst days in the history of France as the battle of Pavia had been a terrible defeat and likely the end of any italian ambition: the French army was destroyed, most of the men dead or captured and the same for its nobility: King Francis was...
  15. WI: François I of France killed at Pavia?

    I've recently been reexploring a TL I was working on set in the early 16th century and this thought struck me. First, some background; François I was King of France in 1515-1547 and was a contemporary-rival of Henry VIII of England and Emperor Charles V. Under his reign France challenged the...
  16. RedKing

    The Dancing Kings: A Collaborative Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Dancing Kings

    August 1518: In the Duchy of Burgundy, Charles of Burgundy is enjoying a feast, rich with wine and food. As he dines, he suddenly begins dancing. At first it is the source of laughter and bemusement. But then it continues. Seconds turn into minutes, minutes turn into hours and hours turn into...
  17. Henry VIII’s heiress - A Tudor TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    Anne, Queen of England was dead, together with her stillborn child, a boy who would be Henry’s long waited heir and the King was furious, specially as the doctors had no explanation for what happened as Anne’s pregnancy had gone smooth enough until the day before the tragedy. Some suggested who...
  18. Charles V's relationship with the Papacy is even worse?

    Charles V and Pope Clement VII had a very rocky relationship IOTL: although they were allies on paper, the latter tried to double cross the emperor multiple times, from letting a French army commanded by the Duke of Albany headed for Naples march through Papal territory unmolested, trying and...
  19. Fernando d'Ávalos betrays Charles V, becomes king of Naples?

    Fernando d'Ávalos was a Neapolitan condottiero of Aragonese origin who fought in the Italian Wars, most specifically the War of the League of Cambrai and the War of 1521-1526. He was, during the latter, one of the main commanders of the imperial army, and played an important role in the...
  20. ordinarylittleme

    Eagles and Roses: A Tudor-Habsburg TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    PROLOGUE "August 7, 1502. The day a great king was born. Katherine of Aragon, the dowager Princess of Wales had become pregnant shortly after her marriage to Arthur Tudor, the Prince of Wales. Though he died young at the age of fifteen, he had left behind his legacy in his son: Arthur, first of...
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