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  1. WI; All 3 of Henry the 7ths sons survive?

    What if (King) Arthur, Henry Duke of York and Edmund Duke of Somerset all survive to adulthood? I am most interested in Edmund, as he is the biggest question mark of the bunch... For the sake of the scenario, I will say that Arthur still marries Catherine of Aragon and both survive their...
  2. WI: Queen Elizabeth 1st was a lesbian?

    What if, the real reason Elizabeth I, 'The Virgin Queen' never married was actually because she was a lesbian? How would it have impacted her reign and future attitudes (perhaps even the church of England?) if this was a 'known secret', and she had a number of female lovers throughout her life?
  3. WI: Queen Elizabeth marries a Plantagenet?

    After the death of the 17th Earl of Warwick the only legitimate line of the Plantagenets left was through Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester. He was a Beaufort, his father being the legitimised bastard of the 3rd Duke of Somerset. They are also the most senior Lancastrian claimants to the...
  4. WI: Elizabeth I is the last descendant of Henry VII?

    Who would succeed Elizabeth I if she was the last legitimate descendant of Henry VII alive at her death? James VI and I dies in 1593. Arbella Stuart dies in 1592. Edward Seymour dies in 1585. Thomas Seymour dies in 1584. Ferdinando Stanley infertile, dies in 1594. William Stanley dies in 1595...
  5. PC: Margaret Tudor becomes Queen of England?

    In 1524, Henry VIII had a jousting accident; he forgot to lower his visor and suffered a blow to the head above his right eye. He didn’t suffer any serious damage. However, let’s say that instead this blow is more serious and he dies shortly thereafter. He leaves behind Mary and Henry FitzRoy...
  6. The Dawn of a Century: an Iberian timeline
    Threadmarks: Castile 1475

    Asturias, Spain, December 1475 "Checkmate!" the Princess of Asturias exclaimed as she moved her knight across the checked board. She looked up at her mother and gleamed, basking in her achivement. "Excellent. You are learning very fast, Isabel" Queen Isabel of Castile congratulated her...
  7. The Gybson Boy

    Catherine of Aragon gives birth to Arthur's twin daughters in 1502 and Henry dies in 1505

    Catherine of Aragon and his oldest Daugther Elizabeth The marriage of Arthur and Catherine is actually consummated, the young prince Arthur dies as OTL and it is discovered that Catherine is pregnant, finally on July 25, 1502 she gives birth to twin girls who are named Elizabeth and Mary. Three...
  8. yolly12345

    Mary Tudor becomes queen in 1547 -- Who would she marry (with a twist)?

    Just floating around an idea I randomly thought of for a possible TL (I’m not the best at creating but I just wanted to get some ideas down). In this ATL, Henry VIII died on schedule, however, his son Edward VI died in late October/early November 1547–forever known to historians as the "Nine...
  9. Tudor Privy Council Positions

    Hie there i was reading about tudor england and came across the privy councils and all their different posistions like Lord Privy Seal and Lord Chancellor can anyone help me out by clarifying the responsiblities of all the different roles in the Prviy Council
  10. aoifeloveskhoward

    What if Elizabeth I had a daughter

    20th February 1569- Hatfield house A woman sat up in a Richly embroidered bed. She had right copper ringlets and piercing black eyes which seemed to stare disapprovingly even when the face below was smiling. She was holding a tiny baby wrapped in white and gold swaddle. The baby yawned and...
  11. RedKing

    WI: Mary I marries Philip of Bavaria and has a child?

    This is a bit of a long winded one, but the idea came to me and I think it’s a really interesting one, so here we go: In otl, Philip of Bavaria, Duke of Palatine-Neuberg, tried to win Mary’s hand in marriage for some time, though he ultimately failed due to Mary’s reluctance and later Henry’s...
  12. WI: Henry VIII's 1536 jousting accident leaves him sterile?

    What if, rather than suffering injuries to his thigh after being hit with a misplaced lance and being thrown from his horse, he sustains injuries slightly to the side, leaving him infertile? I just had this thought, and it is fascinating to me. A male heir becomes an impossibility for one...
  13. Brita

    Dragon King: the Many Wives, Mistresses and Children of King Henry VIII (1491-1577)
    Threadmarks: Henry VIII's wives and mistresses

    Original posts here. Dragon King The Many Wives, Mistresses and Children of King Henry VIII (1491-1577) The series’ title Dragon King derived from one of Henry VIII's badges, the Red Dragon of Cadwaladr. In 2015, History Channel 2 launched Dragon King, an ambitious TV series about the life...
  14. 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...
  15. WI: All of Henry the 7ths children are boys?

    Say they also all survive to adulthood (not necessarily old age, just enough to marry and develop their own character). How would this impact the evolution of the Tudor dynasty? Who would these alternate sons marry, and what titles might they have bestowed upon them? Alternate Issue: Arthur...
  16. Teriyaki

    Katherine of Aragon Gives Birth to Arthur's Son

    One of the key divergent points in history for me is the death of Arthur Tudor. Its interesting to see certain historians speculate about what England would have been like had there been a King Arthur the I rather than a Henry the VIII. Another interesting divergent point was Katherine of...
  17. Who would the children of Arthur, Prince of Wales and Catherine of Aragon marry?

    Say both Catherine and Arthur survive their sickness unscathed, and go on to have many kids. Who would these alternate heirs marry, and how would it compare to our world and Henry's kids? Alternate Issue; 1502, Elizabeth 1503, Mary 1504, Arthur 1506, Margaret 1507, Henry 1509, Edward 1510...
  18. WI: All of Henry VIII's and Catherine of Aragon's kids are boys?

    The inverse of my previous thread asking what if all of Henry's kids were girls :) Who would they marry? Would Henry still divorce Catherine, and if not would he remarry after her death in 1536? Would we not have an English reformation at all? Would Henry live longer, perhaps not having a...
  19. Edward VI a Catholic?

    Inspired by a thread I saw about a Protestant Mary I, what if Edward VI was Catholic? I guess this question is two parter: 1. Is this actually plausible? What series of events could result in Edward VI ending up Catholic? I thought maybe a scenario where Jane lives past childbirth, but Henry...
  20. Jasper Tudor has two daughters

    I read an article and it struck me that Jasper Tudor had two illegitimate daughters, Helen Tudor and Joan Tudor. What if Jasper Tudor and his wife Catherine Woodville had two legitimate daughters together? What marriages can they get? What does their existence change?
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