The White Rose Blooms - A Collaborative Timeline

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January 1500: A new century begins! Margaret Beaufort recovers from her illness, and continues her devotion to the church and charity. Anne of Brittany gives birth a month early to a daughter, named Anne. The girl is sickly and small, and shows signs of having deformities, but she clings on to life. Anne looses a lot of blood, and doctors recommend she and her husband abstain from marital relations.

February 1500: Cecily of York, Queen of Scotland suffers a miscarriage. Her health is increasingly failing, and despite her love for her husband, she craves the peace and tranquillity of a convent. Beatrice d’Este, Duchess of Milan, gives birth to a daughter, Leonora. Her husband, Gian Galeazzo, is a notably stupid and dim-witted man, and the popular Beatrice rules in his stead. Little Leonor joins her siblings, Beatrice (b. 1494), Francesco (b. 1493), and Ludovico (b. 1495). Beatrice also had a stillborn son in 1497.

March 1500: Philbert, Duke of Savoy falls ill and dies, leaving a bereft wife. The shock of his death causes Juana to throw herself out a window. She ends up being only slightly injured, but the incident causes her to miscarry a daughter. Juana’s stomach continues to remain large, and Juana convinces herself, and her doctors, that she is carrying the twin of the lost child. In the mean time, Charles and Eleanor take the regency for the young Duke Amadeus, who is healthy and strong.

April 1500: Marie of Austria, daughter of Elizabeth of York and Maximilian I dies, devastating her parents. Her elder sister, Eleanor of Austria, is betrothed to Sigismund I of Poland. Her elder brother Eduard is betrothed to Beatrice of Milan.

May 1500: It becomes clear that Juana, Dowager Duchess of Savoy is not actually pregnant, but is suffering from a phantom pregnancy. She vehemently protests, but signs of mental instability are becoming clear. She cuts herself with pieces of glass, and tries to, once again, throw herself out a window. Her insanity is no secret, and the plans for her to be regent are generally ignored. Charles and his powerful wife Eleanor have taken control of Savoy. Juana is quietly placed in a convent.

June 1500: Alfonso VI of Portugal finally consents to remarry. A dispensation is offered for Maria of Aragon. The couple met and are wed. Maria writes home to her parents that her new husband is morbidly depressed. His depression is worsened when his daughter, Leonor, passes away. Elizabeth, Countess of Richmond, gives birth to a daughter, Eleanor Tudor. Queen Louise of Savoy gives birth to a daughter, Blanche of France.

July 1500: Alexander, Duke of Rothesay dies. Cecily remarks to her sister, Elizabeth, “I am cursed when it comes to my boys. They sicken and die, some never leave my womb. My girls are healthy and beautiful, but I will tell you this: I will never bear another son.” Anne of York, Duchess of Burgundy, gives birth to a daughter, Elizabeth of Burgundy.

August 1500: Catherine of England, daughter of the King of England, becomes sick with measles. She recovers, but is now deaf. Her father offers her to the church.

September 1500: Cecily of York is pregnant again, as is her sister, Elizabeth of York.

November 1500: Queen Cecily of Scotland miscarries yet again. She decides to join a convent. James is reluctant to allow her to leave him, and he is still contemplating by the end of the year. Elisabeth of Austria is being considered as a replacement with Cecily.

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Anne, Duchess of Brittany

December 1500: Anne, Duchess of Brittany dies. Poison is immediately suspected. She had been recovering well, but had suddenly become violently unwell. Richard os regent for baby Anne. However, Richard is loathed in Brittany, where he is blamed for every single thing that goes wrong. Richard is overthrown in a coup, and he and his daughter are thrown into prison. Baby Anne’s deformities are becoming more evident. Eleanor of Brittany is proclaimed Duchess, and she leaves Savoy by boat, soon arriving in Nantes. Richard manages to escape his prison by disguising himself as a women, and flees to England, where he tells of his cruel imprisonment. Richard distracts himself by having an affair with a young woman of the court, and by arranging his new marriage to Anne de Rohan. Eleanor is very popular and introduces popular reforms with both nobles and the common people. Former Duchess Anne, is held securely in her prison.
 
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A: She never left. B: She is nine. C: Cecily and James are still married officially. D: No one sentence updates.
Is Elisabeth not being considered as a replacement for Cecily who has entered a convent?
If she enters the convent and takes vows, her marriage will be nullified
 
January 1501
January 1501: Cecily of York is pregnant yet again. She still desires to enter a convent, but decides to do so after the child is born. Regardless, she enters confinement. Anne of York, Maria of Aragon and Kunigunde of Austria are also pregnant. Edward and Richard's mistresses, the ladies Elizabeth Boleyn, are both pregnant too. Joanna, dowager Duchess of Savoy has disappeared from her convent and there is nobody that knows where she went. Anne de Rohan and Richard marry, and she also falls pregnant. Richard's young daughter, Anne, dies of suspicious causes and there are visible fingerprints found on her little neck.
 
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January 1501: Cecily of York is pregnant yet again. She still desires to enter a convent, but decides to do so after the child is born. Regardless, she enters confinement. Anne of York, Maria of Aragon and Kunigunde of Austria are also pregnant. Edward and Richard's mistresses, the ladies Elizabeth Boleyn, are both pregnant too. Joanna, dowager Duchess of Savoy has disappeared from her convent and her children are also missing - there is nobody that knows where they went or if they were together at all. Eleanor passes away due to a miscarriage, leaving Charles bereft and devastated, he has to be persuaded repeatedly not to join her in death. Charlotte of Naples and Richard marry, and she also falls pregnant. Richard's young daughter, Anne, dies of suspicious causes and there are visible fingerprints found on her little neck. Richard sends an army into Brittany after receiving Edward V's permission (as the king was also furious about his niece being strangled to death), unleashing a campaign of fiery revenge upon his daughter's captors. It is said that he personally tortured the maids in charge of young Anne's welfare. But during one of these fires, Eleanor of Brittany also dies, as she had been unable to escape. This is said to be God's punishment for her usurpation and Richard's revenge is seen as righteous, earning him some but not a lot of popularity.
Juana only had one child, Amadeus. And he couldn’t just “disappear”. Eleanor was also not pregnant when she left Savoy, so barring an immaculate conception, she cannot die of miscarriage.
 
@EdwardRex No, Charlotte of Naples is bethrothed to King John of Hungary and they will marry this year, she is phisically in Hungary since 5 years. Maybe Richard could Marry Anne de Rohan to gain her father's support.
The betrothal was broken I guess. If it is too unlikely, I can change it, and who is Anne de Rohan?
 
The betrothal was broken I guess. If it is too unlikely, I can change it, and who is Anne de Rohan?
It is too unlikely because they are on the verge of marriage and she lived in Hungary for the past 5 years, alliance with Hungary is pivotal for King Frederick, and swapping a King for a Duke (a landless one in that moment) is very unlikely. Anne de Rohan is the daughter of Jean II Viscount de Rohan, a powerfull Breton family. (She is 16 in 1501)
 
It is too unlikely because they are on the verge of marriage and she lived in Hungary for the past 5 years, alliance with Hungary is pivotal for King Frederick, and swapping a King for a Duke (a landless one in that moment) is very unlikely. Anne de Rohan is the daughter of Jean II Viscount de Rohan, a powerfull Breton family. (She is 16 in 1501)
That will work just fine then. Editing.
 
February 1501: Eleanor of Brittany turns up, beaten and bruised. She tells a tale of how Richard kidnapped her, and kept her captive. She is taken to Nantes, where she, the last descendant of Francis II, is proclaimed Duchess. She also makes plans for her husband Charles to visit her. Cecily of York once again miscarries, and departs for her convent.
How, exactly, would she be beaten and bruised if she was trapped in a fire?
 
February 1501:
A dead body bearing a strong resemblance to Eleanor of Brittany in life, with the exception of charred hands and feet, turns up. There is confusion on which one is the true Duchess, and Richard's refusal to admit or deny Eleanor's tale is not helping. He only says that God will prove the truth, and Eleanor does not offer any proof that he captured or beat her, although everyone admits that it would not be out of character for him to do so. James remarries to Germaine of Foix, who is young but emotionally mature for her age. He waits anyway - he can properly process and grieve the ending to his first marriage while she matures physically.
Too fas remarriage for James give him time;
 
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February 1501
Charlotte of Naples marries King John of Hungary
Luise of Savoy is pregnant

March 1501
Cecily of York dies in the convent, she fasted herself too much in grief for her dead sons. James IV grief is renewned, and he won't ask for a dispense to marry his young fianceé.

April 1501
Juana is found alive and healthy after had a meeting with a wandering priest who had her face her demons and defeat them and Charles reconcile with his sister-in-law; she is no more imprisoned but leaves the regency to Charles. She retires in a palace at Mondovì.

May 1501
Charles entrust a council to the regency of his nephew as he join his wife in Brittany

June 1501
Fall of Siena; The Republic of Siena is annexed to the ducky of Florence.

July 1501
Treaty of Brest, Edward offers a deal: a marriage between one of his duaghters and Eleanorson and heir, now count of monfort.

August 1501
Richard of York contents himself with his life in England and formally renounce every claims on Brittany "land of ingrates, I'm better of without you" he is rumored to have muttered.

September 1501
Eleanor of Brittany is pregnant again

October 1501
Anne de Rohan births a baby boy, christened John. Observer notice that he is bigger and looks healthier of any of his half brothers. The mother recovers.
Maria of Aragon births an healthy baby girl christened Isabel, while Kunegunde has a boy, christened Edmund; she is suggested to avoid further pregnancies after a difficult deliverance.
Edward mistress delivers a stillborn, while Richard's a living baby girl christerned Elizabeth, and both women dies.

November 1501
Eleanor of Aragon travels to Naples, where in the coming spring she is due to marry her betrhothed Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria.
Louise of Savoy births a strong-lunged boy, Louis who keeps the whole court awake at night; she is bedridden for two weeks but recovers.

December 1501
Queen Charlotte of Hungary births an heir for his husband, christened Mathias. Queen mother Lucretia, which is in a very good relationship with her daughter-in-law ensure both mother and son are given the best care.
 
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January 1502
January 1502
James IV is persuaded at last to acquire dispensation and he marries Germaine of Foix. But, he still won't consummate the marriage yet. His daughters are trained to be queens one day, should the need come. He treats Germaine well enough, but he sees her as more of a daughter than a wife, which does not help when he will need to produce children with her one day.
 
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