The whole Henry accident thing is a bit to similar to another timeline on this thread that happened to update yesterday with this exact story.September 1519: Ferdinand of Portugal dies, but Queen Eleanor of Portugal quickly falls pregnant again, as does Queen Isabella of Denmark. Queen Katherine of England, like her nieces, becomes pregnant too. However, Empress Beatrice did not fall pregnant, apparently, she had not begun the process of menstruation yet. Charles is secretly relieved. Joanna, Duchess of Suffolk dies of the sweating sickness and is buried in a magnificent funeral paid for by her sister and brother-in-law. Charles Brandon, who had truly loved Joanna and certainly had treated her much better than her first husband did, is near-broken with grief and even swears a vow of celibacy.
October 1519: Infanta Catalina is shipped off to Savoy. Renee of France marries the Prince of Wales in another proxy ceremony. Martin Luther starts up a debate regarding papal authority, quickly becoming very controversial. Katherine thinks of him as a heretic. Spain invades Barbados, and the very young Cosimo de' Medici, heir to the Duke of Florence is betrothed to Princess Cecily of England. Leonora d'Este, daughter of the recently deceased Lucrezia Borgia, is betrothed to Prince John of England. England is ravaged by the sweating sickness again, killing many, including the Earl of Surrey, Thomas Howard.
November 1519: Henry VIII falls from his horse after a jousting accident, and his horse lands on top of his leg. Although he survives, his doctors have said that he will never be able to walk again, and is forced to be carried around by his servants. Queen Katherine devotedly nurses her husband through his illness. Diane de Poitiers, Countess of Angouleme dies of a miscarriage.
I said it’s minor because it might be considered plagiary. I will add the result of that in.The horse fell on top of his leg, but it's a MINOR riding accident ??? I shudder to think of what would be a MAJOR accident in your view. P.s. Isabella was pregnant too...
1. It’s hard to keep track of all the pregnancies. Which ones did I forget? In my posts I usually just try to mention the births/miscarriages.June 1522: Queen Mary of Hungary becomes pregnant again. She is delighted, she'd feared the miscarriage ruined her fertility. Charles V, after meeting with his aunt and uncle, allies with them to fully take over Navarre. The French are driven out and Navarre becomes an Anglo-Spanish domain. Francis of Angouleme is furious, but the two kings pay him large sums of money to compensate. Well, France needed that money - but Francis is determined to reclaim Navarre somehow. The surviving Navarrese infantas who aren't abbesses, Anne and Isabella, are forced into convents and nobody can find Charles of Navarre.
July 1522: Queen Katherine of England recovers, and soon becomes pregnant again. She returns to court and acts very much like her old self, still imperious and dignified. Henry has stopped taking mistresses and she thinks it's because of her recovery, but it is actually due to Anne Boleyn remarking to her sister that she could not abide a husband who cheated so often, God's right or not. Regardless of the true reason, the marriage between the king and queen is very harmonious, almost as if they had newly married. Bona Sforza gives birth to a daughter, Sophia. Empress Beatrice becomes pregnant again, just as Charles' second illegitimate daughter, Joanna, is born.
August 1522: Queen Isabella of Spain returns to her husband, bringing her children with her. Queen Dorothea of Denmark is anointed and crowned. The new pope, Adrian VI, struggles valiantly to reform the Catholic church and become a peacemaker. Suleiman I conquers Rhodes. The Knights' Revolt breaks out in Germany and is quickly crushed by Charles V, but he is now disgusted with this domain. He offers Francis the chance to rule Germany if he agrees to drop the pursuit of Navarre. Francis agrees and promises to move to Germany as soon as the king of France is able to rule independently, and Charles and Beatrice leave Germany forever.
September 1522: Mihrimah Sultan, daughter of Suleiman I, is born. Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition returns to Spain. Catherine, Duchess of Savoy becomes pregnant. Amalia of Cleves is shipped off to Hungary, where she is under the guardianship of Louis and Mary. Margaret, Archduchess of Austria (sister of Philip I of Castile) dies of an infected wound after she stepped on a piece of glass. The Treaty of Brussels divides the Habsburgs into Spanish and Austrian branches.
October 1522: Queen Elizabeth of France officially begins living with her husband, Louis XIII, although naturally they are never alone together. The reunited couple get along very well, but the marriage remains unconsummated due to their age. Francis of Angouleme remarries to his pregnant mistress, Francoise de Foix. She gives birth to a daughter named Francoise. Louise of Savoy does not approve of this wife either, but she has given up on objecting. Louis of Alencon, son of Margaret of Angouleme is betrothed to Dorothea, the Queen of Denmark. He is of suitable nobility but not so powerful that he could overrule her or seize power, and so Isabella, Dowager Queen of Denmark agrees.
November 1522: Anne de Beaujeu and John Zapolya both die. Suleiman's attempt to conquer Vienna fails, and the Habsburgs begin retaking fortresses previously seized by the Ottoman empire. Adrian VI pushes through laws forcing reform upon the Curia, successfully crushing opposition by Italian cardinals. John III of Portugal establishes the Portuguese Inquisition, and he and Eleanor both support the humanist cause significantly.
December 1522: Claude of Savoy is betrothed to Ferdinand, Duke of Guarda, he receives the fiefdom of Asti from Charles and Beatrice. Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk is appointed Earl Marshal of England. Maria de Salinas, the best friend of Queen Katherine, dies due to a miscarriage. Her daughter, Katherine Willoughby, becomes the ward of the Duke of Suffolk who dotes upon her. The Queen of England is devastated, only her pregnancy keeps her from doing anything drastic. Henry organizes a grand funeral for Maria, but forbids Katherine from attending, and he himself does not attend.
January 1523: Margaret, Princess of Scotland (not to be mistaken with her mother) is betrothed to Alfonso, Duke of Cadiz. Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland marries Mary Talbot. Princess Mary of England is betrothed to Alfonso, Prince of Portugal and she begins to learn to speak Portuguese.
February 1523: Princess Margaret of England is shipped off to Scotland in order to be raised there and become its queen one day. John, King of Scotland falls in love with her at first sight but she thinks of him as an unattractive dullard. She is homesick and despises the Scottish climate. She clings to her namesake aunt as a maternal figure, but the Dowager Queen of Scotland is not a very warm or welcoming figure. The English princess finds herself bitterly miserable.
March 1523: Queen Mary of Hungary gives birth to healthy twin girls: Anne and Mary Jagiellon. Louis II had long since recovered, but is still sickly, and soon appeared incapable of leading the country against the assault by Suleiman. Mary takes the regency and organizes the Hungarian military in preparation for another grand battle. She mobilizes the Hungarian nobility against imminent Ottoman invasion. Her determination and ambition appealed to her husband, who even deferred to her instead of the other way around.
April 1523: Empress Beatrice delivers another son named John. Queen Katherine of England gives birth to her final child, a son named Alfonso, after the one she had lost. The infant prince is strong and healthy but his mother is not. Two days after giving birth, she catches a fever and dies. Henry VIII, who had long stopped seeing her as the beautiful maiden in need of his rescue, nevertheless mourns the woman who had been all that a queen should be. However, he also appreciates that this means he can remarry, and he has his eyes set on one woman.
May 1523: James Butler secretly marries young Joan FitzGerald instead of his cousin, Anne Boleyn, infuriating the Boleyn family. Rumors begin flying about what she plans to do next after this repudiation. However, the king resolves this matter by stripping both Piers Butler and Thomas Boleyn of the Ormonde earldom, thus eliminating the cause for such conflict. He also forces James Butler to pay a large sum of money to the Boleyn family in recompense for Anne's presumed dowry, and promises that Anne will find a good husband soon enough. Catherine, Duchess of Savoy gives birth to a daughter named after herself and the newborn girl is betrothed to John of Austria.
June 1523: Anne Boleyn, as it turns out, will become the next queen of England - and the good husband is the king himself. Henry VIII refuses to allow her to marry anyone else and swears to her that she will be his next queen after the year of mourning is complete. This is a very unpopular idea - Queen Katherine has only just died, and the king is going to tarnish her memory by remarrying to a woman who is very beautiful, yes, but who came from minor nobility with no great estates. It is a massive scandal throughout England, but Henry doesn't care - he's already done the foreign alliance thing, and his first wife was faithful and fruitful to the point where he could simply choose not to remarry if he wanted to. This shuts up all dissent...well, at least to his face. Jane Seymour, mild and inoffensive, enters the service of Anne as her maid-of-honor and soon becomes her closest friend, but Henry's roving eye soon lands on the beautiful blonde woman.
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Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are betrothed to each other.
NOTE: Maybe have a rule that if someone writes a pregnancy into their post, either they have to deal with it, or the next person has to mention it? There are some pregnancies here that just...don't seem to have a conclusion to them.
I will edit1. It’s hard to keep track of all the pregnancies. Which ones did I forget? In my posts I usually just try to mention the births/miscarriages.
2. You have the Navarsse situation a bit off. Anne of Navarre already died, and Francis is still married to Catherine of Navarre, so he cannot marry Frances de Foix.