"God Ænd Mihn Riht" An Anglo-Saxon England under the Godwinson house.

¿What will be the fate of wales?

  • Independent.

    Votes: 9 11.7%
  • Independent but with Anglish influence.

    Votes: 25 32.5%
  • Part of Angland.

    Votes: 43 55.8%

  • Total voters
    77
  • Poll closed .
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Middl East after the Crusade.
 
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You write about England having Serfs. In a TL with no Norman Conquest. England had Thralls before the Conquest, but no class of Serfs. So unless the Godwinson imposes Serfdom sometime after the POD, England should not have serfs.
 
You write about England having Serfs. In a TL with no Norman Conquest. England had Thralls before the Conquest, but no class of Serfs. So unless the Godwinson imposes Serfdom sometime after the POD, England should not have serfs.
Also England would still be part Scandinavian with no desolation of the North when William the conqueror did his conquering in OTL. I also believe the Anglo-Saxons favoured heavy infantry and fighting on foot unlike the continental army's of Europe they have housecarls in Anglo-Saxon England.
 
I just found this thread and am really enjoying it. I have a question, why don't you use threadmarks? Also who France be more centralized in this TL?
 
Chapter VIII The Caliphate Resurgent
Chapter VIII.

The Caliphate Resurgent.

"After the death of Mesud and most Seljuk generals during the Fainted Hearts Crusade, the chaos that formed was so intense that the crusaders couldn’t take more land, but they successfully secured their own borders and states, on the other hand, the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mustazhir sent his massive armies and diplomats to reintegrate the land lost to the Seljuks and started preparations to swing the Sword of Islam against the Disciples."

Extract from Rex Bellator Anglorum book.


After twelve years of preparations the Abbasids unleashed their wrath against the crusader states in November of 1113, 45,000 Muslims marched against the Franks.

The war was short and humiliating for the Abbasids, after some advances in Jordan and south Palestine, they were defeated at the gates of Jerusalem, some 24,000 soldiers coming from Armenia, Byzantium and Edessa attacked the rear of the Islamic Army during the night of the eleventh day of January, taking them by surprise and killing half of the army, provoking them to retreat, in the chaos the Caliph was captured and forced to sign a treaty of peace.

No land was gained by anyone, but the crusaders obtained some money from the Abbasids and weakened at least a bit the Islamic Empire.

When he returned home he was assassinated by order of his son Al-Mustarshid, or the nobles controlling him.

Al-Mustarshid made plans to improve the infrastructure, economy and army of the empire, mostly the road to Baghdad, a titanic effort to have safe trade routes and some kind of peasants drill in case of war.

He died in 1135 after recovering the power and wealth that the Caliphate had before the invasion of the Turks, his son, Al-Rashid was notorious because his aggressiveness as leader and ferocity as warrior, but he was a complete incompetent in the administrate territory, the country was practically directed by the ulammas and the philosophers of the court.

The manpower of the Caliphate was, at it biggest point, of 123,000 mens, the economy was strong enough to sustain a short war at full strength, the problem lies in the dependency of trade and the increasing inflation after some monetary reforms, meaning that the Caliphate was a giant with mud feet.

To counter this he allied with the Ghaznavids, who resurged as the controllers of all Persia after conquering the remains of the Seljuk Empire, meaning that this dinasty was worthy of fear and respect by everyone.

He and his spy network lurked in the domains of the Franks and the Romans, waiting a perfect opportunity to strike and expand his domains and the Word of Mohammed far and deep away into Anatolia and then, in the east of Europe...
 
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