renaissance

  1. Huneric-senpai

    State structures and new world colonisation in a mauro roman north Africa (Maghreb).

    Inspired by this thread, The Dihya revolt is somehow successful, and the Maghreb west of Tripoli remains in the Christian sphere of influence, repelling the Arabs throughout the next millennia. How would the state structures of the Maghreb develop, what would the interactions between the rural...
  2. AHC: Switch the fates of Medieval Italian and Iberian Peninsulas?

    With a PoD of your choosing (though the less early it is, the better), have the lands of Italia and Iberia switch roles in the Medieval era. Spain must be a land divided between various republican city states and small kingdoms who compete against each other and becomes the birthplace of the...
  3. TheWitheredStriker

    [AHQ] Ottoman Italy: Consequences?

    Okay so just so we're all on the same line: I'm nearly dead-set on making an Ottowank timeline where Italy is in Ottoman hands, and a majority of Italians are converted to Islam. If you believe that this is implausible, that's okay :) but I'm not here to ask second thoughts on the plausibility...
  4. The_Persian_Cat

    Alternate "Renaissances"

    Hello all, So, the Italian Renaissance was (more or less) a renewed interest in Italy's Classical Roman heritage, mostly in aesthetic and scholarly fields. This interest in pre-Christian culture and philosophy led to new developments which went hand-in-hand with the preeminence of the Catholic...
  5. The Gybson Boy

    The White Rose over England: A House of De La Pole Collaborative Timeline
    Threadmarks: 1485: The Red Rose withers, the White Rose reborn.

    King John II of England and his wife Queen Elizabeth Plantagenet. August-November 1485: After the defeat of King Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth the Lancastrian pretender, Henry Tudor assumed power in England declaring himself King Henry VII by right of Conquest, his reign however would be...
  6. The Grand Duchy of the West - A Valois-Burgundian TL

    Hello everyone! Consider this my new and improved Burgundian Timeline starting from the marriage of Charles the Bold and Margaret of York. Rather then continue to update chapters in my other tl, which is just gonna make everyone confused given the comments from older chapters, I'm just gonna...
  7. SunZi

    The Childs of the Salamander - TL of the Francis I's death

    The Childs of the Salamander TImeline of the death of Francis I in 1525 On 24 February 1525 in Pavia, in Lombardy, the army of Francis I, King of France was defeated. More than a military defeat, this meeting saw the king captured by the armies of his great rival on the European scene, the...
  8. The_Persian_Cat

    WI: no Florentine Republic?

    The Republic of Florence was a very important state in late medieval and Renaissance politics. Florence is commonly considered the birthplace and centre of the Renaissance, and was the hometown of such eminent figures as Dante, Giovanni Boccaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Niccolo Macchiavelli. The...
  9. The Visconti Victorious 2.0
    Threadmarks: The Visconti Victorious

    In the fourteenth century, Italy's famed cities- the proud communes who had humbled the Hohenstaufen Kaisers- fell victim to the insidious, inevitable erosion of traditional institutions, and succumbed to the rule of tyrants. The Papacy had fled to Avignon and Imperial Germany collapsed into...
  10. Question about the ramifications of alternate europe

    In my timeline, by the year 1550, the ottoman empire also controls italy and estern iberia since they allied whit Hungary and Venice since both of them fought against expentionist France which now unified and became the Angevin kingdom. I know this lacks context but I was wondering how religion...
  11. Pope Adrian VI lives longer?

    Adrian VI was the only Dutchman to ever become Pope, as well as the last non-Italian to be elected to the post until John Paul II four and a half centuries later. Wikipedia says he had some reformist ideas (but doesn't explain what said ideas were like) and that his proposals were hampered by...
  12. Aluma

    AHC: Italian Britain

    One of the things that impress me is the amount of italians and italo-americans in the US today and even during all it's history, being a protestant anglo-saxon country and all. I've been wanting a scenario with England for a while but all I could think of is catholic UKs that have been done...
  13. NeoPagan Revival instead of Protestant Reformation

    The Renaissance was a revival of pagan Roman culture, including art and architecture. However the Catholic church prematurely cut the Renaissance short, not allowing the neopagan culture to truly bloom. I am thinking, instead of having a Protestant Reformation as an expression of built up...
  14. WI: The Pazzi conspiracy kills Lorenzo de' Medici

    In 1478, a plot was hatched in Renaissance Italy. This was not exactly an uncommon occurrence, but what distinguished this plot was its ambition: kill Lorenzo de' Medici, the de facto ruler of Florence and one of the most powerful men on the peninsula. While the Pazzi conspiracy killed Lorenzo's...
  15. GameBawesome

    AHC/WI: The Pazzi replaced the Medici and Florence’s dominant family

    The Pazzi family were a Florentine banking family during the middle ages and renaissance, but after the Pazzi Conspiracy failed in 1478, the family were exiled by the Medici, and their name removed from Florence. Challenge: Have the Pazzi family replace the Medici as the dominant and...
  16. GameBawesome

    WI/AHC: Egyptian Renaissance/Egyptian Dynasty uses "Pharaoh" after Conquests

    Before you ask, yes, this idea was based off this thread. The what if/challenge is what if Egyptian Dynasty after the Conquests (Either Arab, Coptic, Persian, Turkic, even Nubian or European, Etc) decide to reuse the title of adopting "Pharaoh/Fir'aun" as their Royal Title, and to...
  17. How much could Philip the Handsome have centralized the HRe

    Assuming the Hapsburgs don't get Spain, and so his death is butterflied away. I know Maximilian was trying to reorganize the Empire's government, but died before it was completed, and Charles never had the time to invest in Imperial reforms. By the time the Hapsburgs were able to pay attention...
  18. A reborn Lotharingia - A Renaissance TL
    Threadmarks: The beginning 1473-1477

    At the beginning of 1473 the 24 years old Nicholas of Anjou married the almost 16 years old Mary of Burgundy, dying less than two years later and leaving his young widow, pregnant with their second child, and their son Charles, only few months old, in the care of her father Charles the Bold...
  19. What if Henry VII had been willing to returned Catherine of Aragon's dowry ?

    What would have happened if Henry VII was willing to return the part of Catherine's dowry that Ferdinand had already paid? Would Ferdinand have suggested that Catherine marry Prince Henry? If not, who would he have wanted Catherine to marry next? Would he have used her as a pawn to regain...
  20. Ebanu8

    Light of Africa - a Jewish Ethiopia TL
    Threadmarks: The Penal Colony of Abavalla, Part I

    A/N: Alright guys, as promised, the revived Jewish Ethiopia thread! Hope you guys like it! And as always, do please inform me if there’s any discrepancies in history I made, and I’ll edit them when I can. “To simply point out the sins of the people is to invite anger and condemnation, and...
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