Filipinas Alternativa

This would be a timeline regarding the Philippines the TL would be similar to OTL but will completely diverge by late 1500s.

@Simeon @ramones1986 @Joseph Solis in Australia

The POD would be the Northern Luzon nobility which were affected by the sacking of Tondo and the marriage of Dayang Kaylangitan and Lontok ask Portugal for help instead of suing peace and marrying with the Bruneians for peace so this POD does not affect the fact that Magellan still discovers the Philippines.
 
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An alliance of Convenience
Filipinas Alternativa

An alliance of Convenience

On 1510’s, the Bruneians in Luzon and Kingdom of Caboloão and the rest of the former Majapahit influenced parts of Luzon or rather Selurong and the would decide against the annexation of the city of Tondo.

During this time, the Portuguese have proven themselves in annexing Malacca and allying with Prabu Udara in 1511, the nobles from the north rejected the suit of marriage with Dayang Panginoan and instead decided that allying with Portugal would be the best for their future rather than accepting the loss of Tondo from the Bruneians and converting to Islam.

In this time both Selurong, the Timorese and Sunda would make negotiations with Portugal in order for alliance against the Muslim Empires that have just emerged in the Malay Archipelago such as Malacca and Brunei.

On 1510’s the Portuguese would visit the land of Selurong which is also called as Sambali, the Portuguese would use the name Zambales or Sambali for the Majapahit influenced Selurong that have allied with them, Sambali is another term of Selurong that some call them, however the south which is under Brunei would be called as Luçon which would be held by the Bruneians.

The Portuguese would later help them regain Tondo and the lands near it in 1520 under the commander Jorge de Sa however, the price would be giving the Portuguese the towns of Faro, Vigaõ, Macabebe and Tondo in exchange of alliance.
 
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Ferdinand Magellan
Ferdinand Magellan

Born into a Portuguese noble family in around 1480, Magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and was eventually selected by King Charles I of Spain to search for a westward route to the Maluku Islands (the "Spice Islands"). Commanding a fleet of five vessels, he headed south through the Atlantic Ocean to Patagonia, passing through the Strait of Magellan into a body of water he named the "peaceful sea" (the modern Pacific Ocean). Despite a series of storms and mutinies, the expedition reached the Spice Islands in 1521 and returned home via the Indian Ocean to complete the first circuit of the globe. Magellan did not complete the entire voyage, as he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines in 1521. His gift, the Santo Niño de Cebú image, remains one of his legacies during his arrival.

During this time, the Kingdom of Butuan would swear fealty and alliance with the Spanish and temporary the Kingdom of Cebu until a new ruler would replace Rajah Humabon.

After the death of Magellan, the crew would capture Rajah Aceh, a Bruneian from Luçon who talked about his kingdom and his connections with the Bruneians, this would give the Spanish a blueprint in their future conquests as well as the knowledge of the state of the activities of the Portuguese in the North.
 
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Treaty of Madrid
Treaty of Madrid

By the beginning of 1526, Charles was faced with demands from Venice and the Pope to restore Francesco II Sforza to the throne of the Duchy of Milan, and had become anxious to achieve a settlement with the French before another war began. Francis, having argued to retain Burgundy without result, was prepared to surrender it to achieve his own release. On 14 January 1526, Charles and Francis agreed to the Treaty of Madrid, by which the French king renounced all his claims in Italy, Flanders, and Artois, surrendered Burgundy to Charles, agreed to send two of his sons to be hostages at the Spanish court, and promised to marry Charles' sister Eleanor and to restore to Bourbon the territories that had been seized from him. Francis, who held the title of "Most Christian King", also agreed to persuade Henry to relinquish the throne of Navarre in favor of Charles "in order to uproot the errors of the Lutheran sect and the rest of condemned sects".

Eleanor would refuse a marriage with Francis I and wanted to marry Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria or the Duke of Bourbon, however, Charles V would marry her to someone else he wanted her to marry. She would give her daughter, Maria, Duchess of Viseu to Francis III, duke of Brittany instead in marriage which would happen in 1533, while she would marry the Duke of Bourbon on 1527, wherein she would be a widow by 1531 and afterwards, she would refuse to remarry and guarded her mother, Juana where she resides.

The marriage of Maria would give Francis III of Brittany, a son named Charles (1534) who is the husband of Jeanne III of Navarre (1528), which would unite Navarre and France.

Charles had already betrothed Maria Manuela and his son, Philip of Spain by 1531 which would result in one daughter, Maria b. 1545 instead of a son that he expected and Maria Manuela has died and his daughter, Joanna of Spain to Portuguese crown prince.



Francis III, duke of Brittany d. 1536 m. Maria, duchess of Viseu

-Charles X of France b. 1534 m. Jeanne III of Navarre (1528)

-Maria of France b. 1536 m. Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy
 
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The Majapahit Exiles
The Majapahit Exiles

In the west, Malacca was captured by Portuguese in 1511. The delicate balance between Demak and Daha ended when Udara asked Portugal for help in Malacca and forced Demak to attack both Malacca and Daha under Adipati Yunus to end this alliance. A large number of courtiers, artisans, priests, and members of the royalty moved east to the island of Bali. The refugees probably fled to avoid Demak retribution for their support for Ranawijaya against Kertabhumi.

Many of the persistent Hindus from Majapahit would migrate to Selurong/Zambales, East Timor and Bali, the Hindus of Bali and Selurong would carry on the Old culture and legacy of the old empire of Majapahit.

The territory of Zambales would progress from having the cities of Faro, Vigaõ, Macabebe and Tondo under the Portuguese to having all of the territory under Portuguese control gradually.
 
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Note:

Due to the Portuguese helping the nobility of Tondo and Northern Luzon against the Bruneians, there would be less pagans only the Ilongots and the Central Cordillerans except Ifugaos would remain Pagan, the rest would be Christian or Catholic.
 
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Mary Tudor
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Mary Tudor

Henry VIII died in 1547 and Edward succeeded him. Mary inherited estates in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, and was granted Hunsdon and Beaulieu as her own. Since Edward was still a child, rule passed to a regency council dominated by Protestants, who attempted to establish their faith throughout the country, she would attempt to try to gain control of her brother but she will not be successful which would cause her to flee to the safety of her imperial cousins, she had enough already and she would be treated well by her cousin, Charles V who would let her be catholic.

On this time, Philip, the son of Charles V had lost his first wife Maria Manuela who sired a daughter named Maria (July 8, 1545), Mary Tudor would be married of by Charles V to his son, Philip, she would have two children with her husband, Philip II, namely, Carlos (November 2, 1549) and Felipe (May 4, 1552).

On 6 July 1553, at the age of 15, Edward VI died from a lung infection, possibly tuberculosis. He did not want the crown to go to Mary, because he feared she would restore Catholicism and undo his reforms as well as those of Henry VIII, and so he planned to exclude her from the line of succession. His advisers, however, told him that he could not disinherit only one of his half-sisters: he would have to disinherit Elizabeth as well, even though she was a Protestant. Guided by John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and perhaps others, Edward excluded both from the line of succession in his will.

On 10 July 1553, Lady Jane was proclaimed queen by Dudley and his supporters, and on the same day Mary's letter to the council arrived in London. By 12 July, Mary and her supporters had assembled a military force at Framlingham Castle, Suffolk. Dudley's support collapsed, and Mary's grew. Jane was deposed on 19 July. She and Dudley were imprisoned in the Tower of London. Mary rode triumphantly into London on 3 August 1553, on a wave of popular support. She was accompanied by her half-sister Elizabeth, husband, Philip and a procession of over 800 nobles and gentlemen.

One of Mary's first actions as queen was to order the release of the Roman Catholic Duke of Norfolk and Stephen Gardiner from imprisonment in the Tower of London, as well as her kinsman Edward Courtenay. Mary understood that the young Lady Jane was essentially a pawn in Dudley's scheme, and Dudley was the only conspirator of rank executed for high treason in the immediate aftermath of the coup. Lady Jane and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, though found guilty, were kept under guard in the Tower rather than immediately executed, while Lady Jane's father, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, was released. Mary was left in a difficult position, as almost all the Privy Counsellors had been implicated in the plot to put Lady Jane on the throne. She appointed Gardiner to the council and made him both Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor, offices he held until his death in November 1555. Susan Clarencieux became Mistress of the Robes. On 1 October 1553, Gardiner crowned Mary at Westminster Abbey.

Elizabeth would be married off as Mary had planned, however she would be married off to someone loyal to her, she would decide that Elizabeth of England would be married off to Francis, duke of Auvergne and Boulogne(1545), the eldest son of Catherine of Medicis and Henry II of Orleans and Mary of Scotland would betrothed off to her second son, Philip, Prince of Wales and Lord of Netherlands and Burgundy, who she chose as her heir to her Kingdom, Mary Tudor would die on 1562 and interred at the Westminister Palace.
 
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Miguel Lopez de Legaspi
Miguel Lopez de Legaspi

On 1564, López de Legazpi was commissioned by the viceroy, Luis de Velasco, to lead an expedition in the Pacific Ocean, to find the Spice Islands where the earlier explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Ruy López de Villalobos had landed in 1521 and 1543, respectively. The expedition was ordered by King Philip II of Spain, after whom the Philippines had earlier been named by Ruy López de Villalobos. The viceroy died in July 1564, but the Audiencia and López de Legazpi completed the preparations for the expedition.

On November 19 or 20, 1564, five ships and 500 soldiers, sailed from the port of Barra de Navidad, New Spain, in what is now Jalisco state, Mexico (other sources give the date as November 1, 1564, and mention 'four ships and 380 men'). Members of the expedition included six Augustinian missionaries, in addition to Fr. Andrés de Urdaneta, who served as navigator and spiritual adviser, Melchor de Legazpi (son of Adelanto de Legazpi), Felipe de Salcedo (grandson of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi), and Guido de Lavezarez (a survivor of the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan).

López de Legazpi and his men sailed the Pacific Ocean for 93 days. In 1565, they landed in the Mariana Islands, where they briefly anchored and replenished their supplies. There they fought with Chamorro tribes and burned several huts.

A chief of Bohol island named Catunao gave information to Miguel Lopez of Cebu, and accompanied Lopez as a guide. López de Legazpi's expedition anchored off the Indianized Rajahnate of Cebu on February 13, 1565, but did not put ashore due to opposition from natives.

On February 22, 1565 the expedition reached the island of Samar and made a blood compact with Datu Urrao. The Spaniards then proceeded to Limasawa and were received by Datu Bankaw, then to Bohol, where they befriended Datu Sikatuna (or Catunao) and Rajah Sigala. On March 16, Legazpi made a blood compact with Datu Sikatuna.

On April 27, 1565, the expedition returned to Cebu and landed there. Rajah Tupas challenged the Spaniards, but were overpowered by them. The Spaniards established a colony, naming the settlements "Villa del Santisimo Nombre de Jesús" (Town of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) after an image of Sto. Niño in one of the native houses.

In 1569, due to a scarcity of food provisions in Cebu, Legazpi transferred to Panay where they were peacefully welcomed by the people in the Kedatuan of Madja-as and they founded a second settlement on the bank of the Panay River. In 1570, Legazpi sent his grandson, Juan de Salcedo, who had arrived from Mexico in 1567, to Mindoro to punish the Muslim Moro pirates who had been plundering Panay villages. Salcedo also destroyed forts on the islands of Ilin and Lubang, respectively South and Northwest of Mindoro

In 1570, having heard of the rich resources in Luzon, Legazpi dispatched Martín de Goiti to explore the northern region. Landing in Batangas with a force of 120 Spaniards, de Goiti explored the Pansipit River, which drains Taal Lake. On May 8, they arrived in Manila Bay. There, they were welcomed by the natives. Goiti's soldiers camped there for a few weeks while forming an alliance with the Muslim leader, Rajah Ache, who was a vassal under the Sultan of Brunei. Legazpi wanted to use Manila's harbor as a base for trade with China, the Spaniards occupied the Islamized state of Maynila. Manila was prepared by Goiti for Legazpi who left Panay.

In the same year, more reinforcements arrived in the Philippines, prompting López de Legazpi to leave Cebu for Panay and then for Luzon. He recruited 250 Spanish soldiers and 600 native warriors to explore the regions of Leyte and Panay. The following year he followed Goiti and Salcedo in Manila, after hearing that the villages had been conquered.

During the early phase of the exploration of the northern part of the Philippines, López de Legazpi remained in Cebu, and did not accompany his men during their conquest of Manila, because of health problems and advanced age.

In Manila, López de Legazpi formed a peace pact with the native councils as well as the local rulers, Rajah Sulayman and Lakan Dula, Lakan and Rajah are same title of the native royalty. Both groups agreed to organize a city council, consisting of two mayors, twelve councilors and a secretary. López de Legazpi established a settlement there on June 24, 1571, and he also ordered the construction of the walled city of Intramuros.

Miguel Lopez de Legaspi would gain more trust of people in the colonies due to expulsion of the Limahong from Manila.

Due to the Conquests of Legaspi there would be issues with the Portuguese held north, especially on the borders of Portuguese Zambales and the Spanish Philippines in the River Pasig.
 
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Henry, King Cardinal
Henry, King Cardinal

Henry served as regent for his great-nephew King Sebastian, replacing his sister-in-law and Sebastian's grandmother Queen dowager Catherine, following her resignation from the role in 1562. King Sebastian died without an heir in the disastrous Battle of Alcácer Quibir that took place in 1578, and the elderly cardinal was proclaimed king soon after. Henry sought to be released from his ecclesiastical vows so he could take a bride and pursue the continuation of the Avis dynasty, but Pope Gregory XIII, not wanting to antagonize Philip II of Spain, did not grant him that release.

The Cardinal-King died in Almeirim, on his 68th birthday, without having appointed a successor, leaving only a regency to care for the kingdom. The closest dynastic claimants was King Philip II of Spain and Empress Maria, the wife of Emperor Rudolf II, the daughter of Philip II and Maria Manuela who was married to the emperor since 1565.

Empress Maria would be crowned as the Queen of Portugal with the approval of the Portuguese Court.

Empress Maria would have two surviving children with Emperor Rudolf II namely, Karl (1568) and Manuel(1575), she would pick her son, Manuel as her own heir to the Kingdom of Portugal.
 
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