reformation

  1. The Effects of the Roman Industrial Revolution on Christianity

    Christianity has historically been a religion mostly associated with the cities, while folk customs having pagan origins persisted in the villages, and the word "paganus" for a pagan comes from the word "pagus" for a village. Only with the emergence of Lutheranism in the 16th century did the...
  2. Adoption of Cyrillic in the West and/or Latin alphabet in Novgorod at the Reformation

    The Republic of Novgorod in present-day Northwestern Russia was closely related to Scandinavia and the Germanic peoples, was a member of the Hanseatic League, with Russian merchants being the most respected foreign of the Germans, and despite Orthodoxy there were two heresies that could have...
  3. Bulgarian union or reformation in the third quarter of the 19th century and their consequences

    The Bulgarian national revival (link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgarian_National_Revival) in the 18th - 19th centuries was more directed against the Greek cultural and spiritual influence, exerted in this number also through the church, than against the Ottoman conquerors - for example, the...
  4. WI: Spain the last Catholic state in Europe

    Let's say that France, Austria, Hungary, and Poland all converted to Protestantism while the Ottomans invade and conquer Italy. With most of Europe divided between Protestants and the Ottomans, how does Spain handle this? Would Spain become a hermit empire only interacting with its colonies or...
  5. Consequences of Maximilian victory on the HRE and its centralization process?

    So my thought process here is, OTL Maximillian was quite successful with his imperial reforms, both the estates and the emperor wanted the reforms but they couldn't decide in which direction to go, absolutist rule as favoured by Maximilian, the cities and the knights or collegial rule with the...
  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. 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...
  8. The Tudor's Hydra - What if Henry VIII had practiced polygamy?

    What if, rather than throwing the realm into turmoil and starting the English Reformation, Henry VIII had instead opted for polygamy rather than divorce? By taking a second wife (if not more), while staying married to Catherine and maintaining his support of both her and the Princess Mary, I...
  9. WI: Cadet, catholic branch of Tudors

    Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset was third son of King Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth York, born in 1499. He died 15 months old, obviously before they could give him proper titles, find spouse or have estabilished personality. With no younger brother, after death of Prince Artur, Henry VIII...
  10. What if the Habsburgs didn't inherit Spain and Bohemia-Hungary?

    As you all know, the Habsburgs sold their soul to the devil to roll nat 20s in the 15th and early 16th century which got them Burgundy, Spain and Bohemia&Hungary. Now what if they only inherited Burgundy but not the others? This can be achieved survive by having Joannas brother John or Miguel...
  11. WI: Calvinist Piedmont

    To set this up, let's say that France becomes majority Huguenot early on in the Reformation allowing it to spread to northern Italy. If we assume that the counter reformation fails in Piedmont and is protected by France, how does this affect Italy's history in the following centuries? Could they...
  12. RedKing

    WI: Henry VII’s lifespan was as long as his mother’s

    On this day, Henry VII passed away at the age of 52. He was succeeded by his son, Henry VIII who broke his betrothal to Eleanor of Austria and married Catherine of Aragon instead. As we all know, this led to the King’s Great Matter and the split between the Church of England and the Catholic...
  13. WI: Catholic Brandenburg & Protestant Bavaria

    (This is my first post, so sorry if this isn't worded in the best way possible) What if the Wittelsbachs in Bavaria had decided to join the Reformation and thus the Counter-Reformation in Bavaria never happened/failed AND AT THE SAME TIME Joachim II happened to be a staunch Catholic like his...
  14. WI: Elizabeth Tudor converts to Catholicism

    Let's say that at some point of her life (most likely relatively early) , Elizabeth Tudor, - a daughter of late king Henry VIII, decided that there is something about Catholic Faith, and converts to it by choice. I think that the most likely time for it is during early reign of her...
  15. Our Lady of Aragon: An Alternate History of "The King's Great Matter"
    Threadmarks: I. The Chronicles of Parnell St. Luke (Part 1.)

    set colour scheme to black to see text best :) OUR LADY OF ARAGON: An Alternate History of "The King's Great Matter" A statue of Catherine of Aragon, imagined weeping as Mary, mother of God (c. 1599) "It's you, it's you, it's all for you, everything I do, I tell you all the time, Heaven is...
  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. BrightHeart

    Reformation but in the late 1300s?

    Had the reformation started much earlier let's say 140 or so years before Martin Luther, how do you feel it would have come about and changed the dynamics of Europe for the coming centuries. There are 2 heresy candidates for the reformation to potentially spring from during the late 1300s those...
  18. Taunay

    No Reformation effects on colonization

    If the Reformation never happened, say Martin Luther, Jean Calvin and other reformers weren't born and Henry VIII doesn't do that thing, what would the effects of that be on the European colonization of the Americas? This TL assumes that the Church would eventually reform itself, because even...
  19. PC/AHC: Protestant Lithuania

    Short and sweet, was there anyway for Lithuania to become a majority Protestant state? The only pods that come to mind are that Lithuania gets conquered by the Teutonic order, they get conquered by Prussia or Sweden, or that Poland converts to Calvinism and it spreads from there. Were there any...
  20. AHC: Protestant Austria

    With a pod after 1521, how can we get the Archduchy of Austria become majority Protestant? Would the local Hapsburgs decide to convert or was there an otl Protestant house to take their place? Would they remain united with Bohemia or were the Hussites too different to reconcile and they still...
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