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 **1483–1505** – The reign of Richard III. His reign would bring an end to the Wars of the English Succession and launch England into a new era of prosperity. **1483–1505** – The reign of Richard III. His reign would bring an end to the Wars of the English Succession and launch England into a new era of prosperity.
  
-**1485** – The Battle of Bosworth Field. The King and his fellows meet Henry Tudor and his rebels in combat. Henry Tudor is killed, and the Lancastrian forces routed ​[1].+**1485** – The Battle of Bosworth Field. The King and his fellows meet Henry Tudor and his rebels in combat. Henry Tudor is killed, and the Lancastrian forces routed ​((In OTL, he fought for Henry, but it was a close call. This is the POD.)).
  
 The first cases of sweating sickness are recorded in England. The first cases of sweating sickness are recorded in England.
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 The Peace of Pressburg is signed between Austria and Hungary. Among other things, it allows for Archduke Maximilian’s ascension to the Hungarian throne, should the current King die with no male heir. The Peace of Pressburg is signed between Austria and Hungary. Among other things, it allows for Archduke Maximilian’s ascension to the Hungarian throne, should the current King die with no male heir.
  
-**1492** – Columbus sets off from Barnstaple to find a route to China and the Indies. It takes over a month, but he finally reaches a land on the other side of the ocean, which he proclaims to be China. He claims it in the name of Richard III, and returns to England with his news [2].+**1492** – Columbus sets off from Barnstaple to find a route to China and the Indies. It takes over a month, but he finally reaches a land on the other side of the ocean, which he proclaims to be China. He claims it in the name of Richard III, and returns to England with his news ((He lands in Chesapeake Bay, roughly on the site of OTL Virginia Beach.)).
  
 Richard'​s experts, however, are not convinced that the land is Asia. After questioning Columbus'​s men, they come to the conclusion that they never went near Asia, and that their "​Asia"​ is in fact a hitherto–undiscovered land in between, as in the ancient legends of Hy–Braseal. Richard names the land High Brasil. Richard'​s experts, however, are not convinced that the land is Asia. After questioning Columbus'​s men, they come to the conclusion that they never went near Asia, and that their "​Asia"​ is in fact a hitherto–undiscovered land in between, as in the ancient legends of Hy–Braseal. Richard names the land High Brasil.
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 **1493–5** – Christopher Columbus launches his second expedition to High Brasil (or Asia, as he still believes). He maps much of the coastline of the area surrounding the landing site (or St. George'​s Land, as it is known). **1493–5** – Christopher Columbus launches his second expedition to High Brasil (or Asia, as he still believes). He maps much of the coastline of the area surrounding the landing site (or St. George'​s Land, as it is known).
  
-Jean Cabot sails from Bordeaux on behalf of King Charles VIII of France, and maps a series of islands south of St. George'​s Land [3]. He names the sea Carolina in honour of his patron.+Jean Cabot sails from Bordeaux on behalf of King Charles VIII of France, and maps a series of islands south of St. George'​s Land ((OTL Caribbean Sea.)). He names the sea Carolina in honour of his patron.
  
 **1493** – Death of Emperor Frederick III. Maximilian I inherits his father’s lands, including the title of Holy Roman Emperor. **1493** – Death of Emperor Frederick III. Maximilian I inherits his father’s lands, including the title of Holy Roman Emperor.
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 **1496** – Richard appoints the Duke of Norfolk as the first Lord Chamberlain. **1496** – Richard appoints the Duke of Norfolk as the first Lord Chamberlain.
  
-**1497** – Portuguese sailor João Álvares Fagundes is contracted by the Cortes at Lisbon to explore the seas of Carolina. He discovers a region filled with small islands – the Fagundas, as they would become known. South of the Fagundas is a much larger land, named Terra Juana by Fagundes, but later known to Anglophones as “Low Brasil” ​[4].+**1497** – Portuguese sailor João Álvares Fagundes is contracted by the Cortes at Lisbon to explore the seas of Carolina. He discovers a region filled with small islands – the Fagundas, as they would become known. South of the Fagundas is a much larger land, named Terra Juana by Fagundes, but later known to Anglophones as “Low Brasil” ​((South America. Look, the English have no sense of humour, okay?)).
  
 **1498** Prince John born to Alfonso and Isabella of Portugal. **1498** Prince John born to Alfonso and Isabella of Portugal.
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   * Naples will receive Otranto;   * Naples will receive Otranto;
   * Venetian including Rimini and Ravenna, will fall under the dominion of the Pope;   * Venetian including Rimini and Ravenna, will fall under the dominion of the Pope;
-  * What is left of Venice will be asked to pay for the damage caused to Milan in the course of the war.[5]+  * What is left of Venice will be asked to pay for the damage caused to Milan in the course of the war.((These were the prospective gains in the OTL War of the League of Cambrai.))
  
 The Peace of Amiens is less harsh, but decrees that: The Peace of Amiens is less harsh, but decrees that:
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 **1516** - Ferrante II of Naples dies childless, and his half-brother Alfonso takes the throne. **1516** - Ferrante II of Naples dies childless, and his half-brother Alfonso takes the throne.
  
-**1517** - London is hit by the Sweating Sickness, or "​Tudor'​s Plague"​ as it becomes known, due to its first outbreak being shortly after the Battle of Bosworth ​[6]. Among the victims is King Edmund, an event that reinforces its status as a ghostly vengeance.+**1517** - London is hit by the Sweating Sickness, or "​Tudor'​s Plague"​ as it becomes known, due to its first outbreak being shortly after the Battle of Bosworth ​((Actually a few months before, but this should never interfere with a folk legend.)). Among the victims is King Edmund, an event that reinforces its status as a ghostly vengeance.
  
 His sister Elizabeth takes the throne as Elizabeth I, but the status of her husband (Philip of Burgundy) is less certain, as few want to crown a Habsburg as King of England. He is eventually granted the title of King Consort, but it is made plain that England desires no Habsburg interference in her affairs. His sister Elizabeth takes the throne as Elizabeth I, but the status of her husband (Philip of Burgundy) is less certain, as few want to crown a Habsburg as King of England. He is eventually granted the title of King Consort, but it is made plain that England desires no Habsburg interference in her affairs.
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 **1517** - Maximilian arranges for Philip to be elected King of the Romans. Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary dies, and Maximilian gains the thrones of Bohemia and Hungary, as agreed in the Treaty of Pressburg twenty-five years earlier.  ​ **1517** - Maximilian arranges for Philip to be elected King of the Romans. Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary dies, and Maximilian gains the thrones of Bohemia and Hungary, as agreed in the Treaty of Pressburg twenty-five years earlier.  ​
  
-Louis XII dies, and is succeeded by Francis I [7].+Louis XII dies, and is succeeded by Francis I ((An ATL analogue of OTL Francis, but much the same in general temperament - rash, pompous, absolutist ideals, etc.)).
  
 **1518** - Death of Emperor Maximilian I. Philip inherits his father'​s hereditary thrones, and is seen as the main candidate for the Imperial throne, being the son of the predecessor. He wins the election through liberal access to his treasuries, and is crowned Emperor Philip I. He also succeeds to the thrones of Hungary and Bohemia, though many nobles in both lands are discontented with this state of affairs. **1518** - Death of Emperor Maximilian I. Philip inherits his father'​s hereditary thrones, and is seen as the main candidate for the Imperial throne, being the son of the predecessor. He wins the election through liberal access to his treasuries, and is crowned Emperor Philip I. He also succeeds to the thrones of Hungary and Bohemia, though many nobles in both lands are discontented with this state of affairs.
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 **1519** - The beginning of the Protestant Reformation,​ as Martin Luther speaks out against the practice of selling indulgences. He is ordered to cease and desist his spread of heresy by the Emperor, but refuses, and is protected by Frederick of Saxony. **1519** - The beginning of the Protestant Reformation,​ as Martin Luther speaks out against the practice of selling indulgences. He is ordered to cease and desist his spread of heresy by the Emperor, but refuses, and is protected by Frederick of Saxony.
  
-**1521** - Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, sailing for England, discovers a large mass of land in the far west of the Carolinian Sea [8]. He supposes that it links the Brasils, and names it Terra Nova, which would later be shortened to Terranove.+**1521** - Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, sailing for England, discovers a large mass of land in the far west of the Carolinian Sea ((OTL Central America, of which Terranove is the Yucatan Peninsula.)). He supposes that it links the Brasils, and names it Terra Nova, which would later be shortened to Terranove.
  
 **1522** - The Proclamation of Ghent declares Luther to be a heretic and his ideas to be the word of the devil. He is ordered to leave the Empire on pain of death. He is whisked to safety by Landgraf Philip of Hesse, and remains hidden in Marburg for some months under the name "​Johannes Althaus"​ **1522** - The Proclamation of Ghent declares Luther to be a heretic and his ideas to be the word of the devil. He is ordered to leave the Empire on pain of death. He is whisked to safety by Landgraf Philip of Hesse, and remains hidden in Marburg for some months under the name "​Johannes Althaus"​
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 **1533-5** - The First French Civil War. Conflicts between Francis and the Estates-General reach a head as Francis marches into a meeting of the Estates to arrest several members for following the Erasmian heresies. They were forewarned, however, and are not present at the meeting. The Estates vote to bar the King from entering the Estates without prior permission, which Francis classes as an act of treason. The conflicts cause Protestant riots, and the country descends into civil uprising. **1533-5** - The First French Civil War. Conflicts between Francis and the Estates-General reach a head as Francis marches into a meeting of the Estates to arrest several members for following the Erasmian heresies. They were forewarned, however, and are not present at the meeting. The Estates vote to bar the King from entering the Estates without prior permission, which Francis classes as an act of treason. The conflicts cause Protestant riots, and the country descends into civil uprising.
  
-The war is recognised as having begun with the Parisian Revolts, as the widespread conflicts (King and Estates, Catholicism and Reformation) bled into a revolt against the salt tax [9]. The Duc d'​Auvergne becomes the figurehead of the rebellion, uniting the discontented peasantry and the Erasmian factions behind him, and southern France (already a hive for Reformists) near-unanimously allies itself with the Reformist cause. Significant Catholic populations still exist in the south, however, and the conflict is not fully stilled.+The war is recognised as having begun with the Parisian Revolts, as the widespread conflicts (King and Estates, Catholicism and Reformation) bled into a revolt against the salt tax ((Enacted in 1290, and had dramatic effects on France IOTL. Salt-caused civil war is hardly new.)). The Duc d'​Auvergne becomes the figurehead of the rebellion, uniting the discontented peasantry and the Erasmian factions behind him, and southern France (already a hive for Reformists) near-unanimously allies itself with the Reformist cause. Significant Catholic populations still exist in the south, however, and the conflict is not fully stilled.
  
 The most famous battle of the first war is undoubtedly the Battle of Marmoutiers. The meeting of the Duc and King Francis before the battle is recorded in Holbein'​s epic //​l'​Épurateur//,​ or //​Purifier//​. The battle results in the death of the Duc and a fracturing of his allies, as the clashes between Reformists and the Estates exacerbate themselves in the absence of a real figurehead for the rebellion. While the war still progresses, the overall level of conflict is reduced to a skirmishes in the borderline regions, and the time between this and the "​Second French Civil War" is considered to be a time of peace. The most famous battle of the first war is undoubtedly the Battle of Marmoutiers. The meeting of the Duc and King Francis before the battle is recorded in Holbein'​s epic //​l'​Épurateur//,​ or //​Purifier//​. The battle results in the death of the Duc and a fracturing of his allies, as the clashes between Reformists and the Estates exacerbate themselves in the absence of a real figurehead for the rebellion. While the war still progresses, the overall level of conflict is reduced to a skirmishes in the borderline regions, and the time between this and the "​Second French Civil War" is considered to be a time of peace.
  
 **1534** - the Lutheran League of Wittenberg is formed in response to harsh enforcement of various anti-heresy laws put into  **1534** - the Lutheran League of Wittenberg is formed in response to harsh enforcement of various anti-heresy laws put into 
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-[1] In OTL, he fought for Henry, but it was a close call. This is the POD. 
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-[2] He lands in Chesapeake Bay, roughly on the site of OTL Virginia Beach. 
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-[3] OTL Caribbean Sea. 
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-[4] South America. Look, the English have no sense of humour, okay? 
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-[5] These were the prospective gains in the OTL War of the League of Cambrai. 
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-[6] Actually a few months before, but this should never interfere with a folk legend. 
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-[7] An ATL analogue of OTL Francis, but much the same in general temperament - rash, pompous, absolutist ideals, etc. 
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-[8] OTL Central America, of which Terranove is the Yucatan Peninsula. 
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-[9] Enacted in 1290, and had dramatic effects on France IOTL. Salt-caused civil war is hardly new. 
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