Hail, Britannia A Series By LeinadB93 Welcome Ladies and Gentleman to the Official Thread for the Turtledove Award winning series Hail, Britannia. I started posting this series on 30 July 2015 so it seems rather fitting that I launch this Official Thread on the series' 2nd Anniversary, in the year that it won a Turtledove Award for Best Graphic/Artwork. Before I go any further I would like to take the time to thank @CanadianTory, @Turquoise Blue, @MasterSanders, @Danderns, @Nazi Space Spy, and so many others for the help, support and suggestions with my earlier work on the series. I appreciate it so much! The premise behind Hail, Britannia is "What if Britain treats the Thirteen Colonies differently?" and "What if the events of the 1760s and 1770s lead to reconciliation rather than revolution?" There isn't any one specific Point of Divergence, instead several alterations throughout the 17th and 18th centuries lead up to the modern day. These PODs include but are not limited to: heavier Gaelic, Dutch and French settlement of North America in Nova Scotia, New York and the Great Lakes region; Sophia of Hanover living a couple of months longer; Frederick, Prince of Wales being exiled to British America in 1737 after deceiving his parents about the birth of his eldest child; King George II dying early in 1751; and numerous others. The Hail, Britannia series sits halfway between a Type II and Type III scenario on the Sliding Scale of Alternate History Plausibility. I'm trying to follow the PODs through logically, but at the same time exploring scenarios with OTL individuals, and including fictional characters when necessary. The main purpose of this thread is to serve as a repository for me to post updates about the Hail, Britannia universe that involve things other than Wikiboxes, such as lists, maps and the occasionally history textbook-style instalment. This will allow me to more easily amend previous posts if the canon changes. However I will still be posting in the Alternate Wikibox thread from time to time. Although this thread is primarily for me to post about the universe, I want you all to feel that you are more than welcome to ask questions, make comments and provide suggestions about how I can expand and improve the world of Hail, Britannia, whether in this thread or by sending me a message. Ground Rules For Contributing: 1) This is not meant to be a Shared World-style thread. It is my personal timeline/series, meaning I retain ALL final creative control over the series. However I do, as mentioned previously, welcome suggestions and contributions from all of you in order to help build the world. 2) Don't post anything (infoboxes, news bulletins, lists etc.) withought running your ideas past me first. There may be elements of established canon that you don't know about (mainy because I haven't posted it yet!) 3) I reserve the right to amend anything at anytime. If I want to change an aspect of the series that your post touches upon I will politely ask that you change it. I'm not doing this to be difficult. 4) Please don't post anything deliberately inflammatory or offensive. 5) Any Wikipedia Infoboxes not tagged with a Threadmark are not canon. I would like it if any Wikipedia Infobox posts not done by myself include an in-universe description just like I have been doing on previous threads. No Description = Not Canon. Now let us begin with the traditional renditions of the Royal and Imperial Anthems of the United Kingdom and Empire of Great Britannia: Hail Britannia, God bless thee! Hail, her people, strong and free, Who fight and bleed in freedom’s cause, Who fight and bleed in freedom’s cause, And when the storm of war has gone Enjoy the peace your valour won. Hail Britannia, we expound! Hail, her matchless beauty crowned! March on Britannia, in the joyful throng, Defend the right and right the wrong, And let our Empire always be Loyal, united, and forever free. God save our gracious Queen! Long live our noble Queen! God save the Queen! Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen!