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  1. No Pretenders To Lancastrian Rule After Henry V?

    Elizabeth Mortimer (1371-1417). No Issue. Anne de Mortimer (1388-1409). No Issue. Richard of Conisburgh (1385-1415). No issue. Isabel Despenser (1400-1402). Constance of York (1375-1404). Anne of Gloucester (1383-1401). No Issue I believe with the death of Edmund Mortimer in 1425, who was a...
  2. Ursogulos

    WI: Longer FitzGerald rebellion: A possible Lancastrian Ireland?

    After judicial killing of Thomas FitzGerald, 7th earl of Desmond by John Tiptoft, FitzGerald family led a short uprising. It was only quelled after an ultimatum by Edward IV where he gave them two choices, lay down arms and be forgiven or fight. It always struk me as odd why the FitzGerald...
  3. Kaiser of Brazil

    WI: Battle at Coventry

    After Edward IV landed near Ravenspur in 1471 to reclaim the throne of England, he began to assemble an army and March south with volunteers and defectors, namely his brother George of Clarence. Finally he went on to besiege Warwick's castle at Coventry. However, Warwick had far greater...
  4. RedKing

    WI: Edward IV dies in 1469

    In otl, the Earl of Warwick led an army against Edward IV at the Battle of Edgecote in 1469, which saw Edward captured. But what if Edward IV died, say a stray arrow hits him in the eye (Godwin style) or a soldier doesn’t recognise him and slashes him down. What happens next? Obviosuly, Warwick...
  5. RedKing

    The Four Suns in Splendour: A Wars of the Roses Collaborative Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - The Escape

    December 30th 1460: The Battle of Wakefield has just ended. It has been a disaster for the Yorkists, with their leader, Richard of York falling alongside his close ally the Earl of Salisbury. York’s son, Edmund flees from the Battle, with a vengeful Baron, John Clifford in pursuit. For a moment...
  6. SunZi

    The Bull and the Roses: TL of a Lancastrian victory at Barnet

    The Bull and the Roses Timeline of a Lancastrian victory at Barnet On 14 April 1471, the Battle of Barnet took place between the Lancastrians, led by the Earl of Warwick against the Yorkists, led by King Edward IV. Resulting in the defeat of the supporters of Henry VI, and the death of...
  7. EdwardRex

    Sprigs of the White Rose - A Yorkist Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction, 1468-1469

    Charles the Bold and Margaret of York upon their marriage 1468- Margaret of York marries Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and is quickly discovered to be pregnant. 1469- Margaret of York delivers a son, named Philip after the baby’s deceased grandfather, Philip the Good. Elizabeth Woodville...
  8. England Remains Yorkist, What Happens To Ireland?

    So let’s say the Yorks (or the De La Poles since they have a Yorkist claim too) are able to remain in power in England. What happens to Ireland? I read how the Fitzgeralds supported Yorkist claimants to the throne against Henry VII of the House of Tudor. So assuming the Yorks are still in power...
  9. RedKing

    What if: Battle of St Mortimer’s Cross, a Lancastrian Victory

    The Battle of St Mortimer’s Cross, is becoming an obsession of mine as of late. The battle, while seemingly insignificant at first glance, could’ve changed the course of the Wars of the Roses forever, had the outcome be different. The result saw the victory of the Yorkists led by Edward of York...
  10. RedKing

    What if Edward IV lived to the end of 1483?

    So in 1483, Edward IV of England and Margaret Beaufort had just completed talks on allowing Henry Tudor (later King Henry VII) to return to England, with him being restored to his Earldom, being made the heir to his Mother's estates and even potentially being married to a daughter of Edward IV...
  11. CaptainShadow

    Possibilities for a Richard of Conisburgh TL?

    Richard of Conisburgh (1) is one of the most interesting (IMHO) figures of 15th century England. Known as the "poorest of earls". He was father to the richest man in England and claimant to the throne, Richard,Duke of York (2). So,my question is what are the possible PoDs for a surviving...
  12. Margaret Beaufort, Yorkist Queen of England
    Threadmarks: One - the Countess of March

    Lady Margaret Beaufort (1443-) was born a year before the premature death of her father, the heir of the Lancastrian cause: John Beaufort, Duke of Somerset. Not long after his death, the wardship of Margaret's lands, and eventually Margaret herself, was delivered to William de la Pole, Duke of...
  13. WI: Henry VII Was Never Born

    Okay, so this was a late-at-night consideration of mine but I haven’t been able to get it out of my head, and I haven’t been able to find any posts discussing this. So, say Margaret’s mother is awarded custody of her rather than her eventually being passed onto the Tudors, so she never married...
  14. PC/WI: Edward IV married Mary of Burgundy

    Say Elizabeth Woodville dies giving birth to Margaret in 1472. Could widowed Edward IV marry heiress of Burgundy as his second wife in such case? House of York was allied with Burgundy, Edward's sister Margaret of York married Charles the Bold in 1468 while his brother George tried to get Mary's...
  15. Old1812

    Yorkist TL - Planning Thread

    For a while now, I've been working on a pretty standard Yorkist TL. The PODs are pretty small: Mary of Burgundy doesn't die in a riding accident. James III is killed by the pro-Albany lords, James IV and his retainers are forced into exile, allowing the Duke of Albany to become king. Butterflies...
  16. Philippe le Bel

    A Richard for All Seasons - Richard III wins the Battle of Bosworth Field
    Threadmarks: I: The Battle of Bosworth Field

    A Richard for All Seasons The Battle of Bosworth Field August 22, 1485 “Your Majesty!” shouted the red-faced messenger, riding up at a gallop. He was little more than a boy, and stuttered nervously as he addressed his king in front of all these important men. “L-lord Thomas Stanley has...
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