Hello all, I've taken a few months off my frenetic, manic-obsessive TL's of the past and decided to start a new one. I've had this idea bouncing around for a couple of years related to the unlikely but not impossible conquest of Britain in the 7 Years War. The opening chapters will be more of a historian's perspective while I later focus upon the day to day lives and overall political ramifications to the American colonies. Key POD's include: 1. The failed renunciation of the Treaty of Klosterzeven which resulted in the destruction of the British Army sent to regain Hanover after the Duke of Cumberland surrendered most of the Electorate. 2. An early war between Spain and Portugal (rather than the one that took place in 1762 to such disastrous results) erupting prior to the 7 Years' War. 3. No 1750 Treaty of Madrid between Spain and Portugal which momentarily settled the border between Brazil and New Spain, thus kicking off the Guarani War. 4. The Marquis of Pombal dies in the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. 5. The 1749 Death of George Whitfield, advocate of slavery in Georgia. Let me know your thoughts as we go.