renaissance

  1. 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...
  2. AHC : Make the Italian banks remain major financial actors after the Middle Ages

    During the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, the Italian City States (Genoa, Siena, Firenze...) had half banks-half trade conglomerate organisations that concentrated a large chunk of the financial and trade power in Europe. They developed financial innovations such as Double Entry...
  3. GameBawesome

    AHC: Ducal House of Pazzi

    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 either gain a ducal title, or create their own...
  4. Bluetooth

    The Sforziad - A Milanese Renissance TL

    Death is Bitter but Glory is Eternal (Mors Acerba Fama Perpetua) A History of the Sforza Dynasty The Coat of Arms of the Sforza Dynasty "Today the Peace of Italy has died” - Pope Sixtus IV upon hearing of Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza’s assassination "Having become libidinous and lustful...
  5. Ebanu8

    Rise of Ethiopia - Alt. History TL
    Threadmarks: The Decline of the Western Roman Empire

    A/N: Alright, here is my promised rewrite of my original Ethiopia TL, and this time it will take place in the 5th century AD, some years before the fall of the Western Roman Empire. The Decline of the Western Roman Empire The year 476 AD, a year that marked great misfortune and terror...
  6. Ebanu8

    Birth of the Conquering Lion - an Ethiopia/WHF TL

    Alright, just a quick foreword, this is a TL I've made after reading @twistedirregular's Ethiopia TLs and several Ethiopia AARs on Paradox Forums. This is basically combining Earth's past with my Warhammer Fantasy Quest Dynasty of the Woodfolk on Spacebattles and the possible future that would...
  7. WI: Francis III, Duke of Brittany survives

    In 1536, Francis III, Duke of Brittany and heir to the throne of France, collapsed after playing tennis and died a few days later. To this day, there's debate about whether he died of an illness or was poisoned (many - then and now - have strongly suspected his sister-in-law Catherine de' Medici...
  8. GameBawesome

    AHC/WI: Borgia-Medici marriage

    Challenge: have a member of the house of Borgia marry a member of the House of Medici, and create a powerful Noble Family in Italy.
  9. How successful could Cesare Borgia be?

    How far could Cesare Borgia have gotten? Could he have achieved significantly more than he did IOTL?
  10. AltoRegnant

    AHC: unite germany before the 1700s.

    Now this is probably borderline asb, but what do we have to do to unite Germany as a cohesive nation state (or at least kingdom), separate from the HRE before the 1700s? With or without austria, your choice. Now the easiest would probably be preventing Otto I's forming of the Holy Roman Empire...
  11. WI: Hayreddin Barbarossa Killed at Castelnuovo

    In 1539, a tercio of Spanish soldiers fought an impressive last stand against an Ottoman force more than ten times its size led by famed admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa at the town of Castelnuovo (now Herceg Novi) in what is now Montenegro. While the Spanish were eventually overwhelmed and slain...
  12. DBWI: Russian Siberia

    IOTL, there were some Russian penetrations into Siberia. Some Russians - mainly Cossacks - had dreams of annexing large parts of Siberia, or even conquering the whole of it. Of course, these dreams never came to pass. But suppose they had? What if Russia had been able to take control of Siberia?
  13. GauchoBadger

    WI: Pletho's "Peloponnesian Reforms" are implemented?

    Georgius Gemistus Pletho was a Byzantine scholar and intellectual from the late 14th till early 15th century who appears to have had an influence on the "neoclassical" elements of the Renaissance. In the 1410's, Pletho proposed a bill of reforms to the Byzantine emperor and aristocracy, in...
  14. kasumigenx

    1463 a Renaissance Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Birth of another daughter

    1463 Netherlands, Germany AD 2000 The Cities of Antwerpen, Leuven and Den Haag were cities that the German Empire would use as warm water Port since the Habsburg acquisition of the Netherlands, the Low countries have a French or Walloon community in the South but it has a German/Dutch...
  15. Does an English Mexico and Carribean develop a slave economy or no ?

    I wanted to branch off in a new thread similar to the one previously made but from a topic that was not exactly covered: slavery, specifically the development of a plantation economy or a mecantilist economy. Would England send in families or single men ? Would there even be a plantation economy...
  16. How would the English colonise or control Mexico ?

    Assuming the English got to the Triple Alliance/Aztecs first (English Columbus in the north then later voyagers post-1500 began travelling south to look for a Central Passageway to Asia to bypass Portuguese African route monopoly), then what and how would the English approach to colonising or...
  17. AHC: More Protestant Movements

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  18. Where would an English Columbus land in the Americas ?

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  19. Christian Revolutionary Guard Corps

    Niccolò Machiavelli in the chapter VI of 'The Prince' pointed out that the greatest issue for Friar Girolamo Savonarola was the absence of a personal army able to support him when nobody else would. I was thinking to this when I remembered about a Sepâh. You know what I want to ask. Given that...
  20. WI: No Cicero?

    What if Marcus Tullius Cicero Cicero, the Roman statesman and Lawyer never existed, or died at a very young age? I don't think this would have too much of an affect on the Civil Wars, but it would affect later Roman writers such as Tacitus who longed for Republican era statesmen. Beyond that...
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