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  1. Possible names for an England derived from the Saxons, rather than the Angles?

    This was inspired by a post I made on the Crusader Kings subreddit, which turned out to spawn a fair bit of interesting discussion on the topic. I then had the idea to post something similar to this site. As most on this site probably already know, England comes from "Englaland", meaning "Land...
  2. What are all the ways the UK in the 19th century could've improved its economy?

    Thr 19th marked the rise of the British Colonial Empire which came to dominate the world, managing to conquer large swathes of territory in Africa, North America, Asia and Oceania, where a lot of funding and focus on their economy went. But, what are all the ways the UK could've possibly went...
  3. Henry lX son of Henry Vlll: who could be his mistresses

    Iam writing an Alternative History which replaces Elizabeth the First with a Henry the Ninth. He is married to Mary Queen of Scot's since he was about 18 for context. As such i was wondering are there any figures which pop out as suitable mistresses for him. if we look at Henry Vlll most of...
  4. Who was John Bourchier the First Earl of Bath

    I was looking at the English Peerage during the Time of Henry Vlll and found that he created the First Earl of Bath John Bourchier who seems to off come from a old anglo-norman familly who had been Earls of Essex and Lord Chancellor. However i cant seem to find anything that he did that...
  5. WI: Henry VIII has no children

    What if Henry VIII never has any children? None of the women he's with never even gets pregnant by him. Does he try to get rid of Catherine and remarry earlier? What does he do when none of his wives provide him children? How would this affect the English Reformation? Do we see a succession...
  6. Philip II and Mary I's son unites the Netherlands, England and Spain

    Let's say that the Boy King Edward VI dies even earlier in 1547 instead of 1553 (given the disastrous Somerset and Northumberland Regencies, his early death may actually have been a boon to England), and without the Edwardian Reforms, the English Reformation rapidly collapses under Mary. Since...
  7. kasumigenx

    Pyrenean Treaty – An Aragonese timeline
    Threadmarks: Treaty of Auch

    On October of 1200, John of England would sign a treaty with King Peter II of Aragon betrothing Eleanor of Aragon to Arthur I of Brittany and Eleanor of Brittany with Peter II of Aragon in Auch, this treaty was proposed shortly by John after the marriage of Isabella of Angouleme to King John in...
  8. Math

    AHC: Make armes of prydein happen.

    The challenge is to make the setting of the poem "Armes of prydein" happen (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armes_Prydein), For those who don't know, "Armes of prydein" is a Welsh poem from the 10th century, which presents and exhorts a scenario where all the Breton/Celtic people unite (Plus a...
  9. The Gybson Boy

    William the Conqueror dies without male heirs

    William, the Conqueror had four sons with his wife Matilde of Flanders: Robert II, Duke of Normandy, Richard, William II and Henry I, in OTL Richard ended up dying in a hunting accident in the New Forest, when he collided with a branch pending, probably in 1070 or shortly after, most Robert...
  10. What will happen if ancient pagan Celtic males never invented tartan, plaid, and the kilt?

    What if ancient pagan tribal Celtic males never invented tartan, plaid, and the kilt? It's obvious that this will affect the history of private highschool female student uniforms’ lower body clothes GREATLY because this means that tartan, plaid, kilts, and the folded pleated skirts inspired by...
  11. Euphemios

    WI: Henry VIII has a daughter from Catherine Parr

    Parr being Henry's last wife, and the one to which he died married, what if she had borne him a daughter? Despite the Elizabeth-Mary-Anne obsession of the period, let us call her Eleanor. She will presumably be raised Protestant, and be fully legitimate, as Henry had no severe grievances with...
  12. Euphemios

    A more reasonable Henry VIII?

    I am assuming for the sake of this thought experiment that Henry's moral compass ends up being a lot like ours, rather than his historical one which gained him his infamy. We could have different PoDs, since the earlier scenarios would butterfly the troubles that would occur later. For one from...
  13. Walking on the Silver Line: A Valois-Bourgogne TL

    It's time for the long awaited (hopefully) rewrite of my original TL, Kingdom-Building: A Valois-Bourgogne TL. The first chapter will be posted soon.
  14. How did the great houses of 15th century England 'manage their assets'?

    How did the noble houses of England extract wealth from their holdings? What sort of 'bureaucracy' existed within these noble houses to manage their wealth? Which houses seemed to most effectively leverage what they owned? From an althistory perspective, what sort of 'bookkeeping' or...
  15. Development of British Isles if Margaret, Maid of Norway Lives

    One of the most popular alternative history scenarios is Margaret, Maid of Norway surviving, marrying Edward II, therefore having the union of the crowns occur far, far earlier. This also means, however, that Edward II does not marry Philippa of Hainault, averting the Hundred Years War, and the...
  16. kasumigenx

    A promise fulfilled – An Arthur of Brittany timeline
    Threadmarks: The Wedding of Elvira of Sicily and Arthur of Brittany

    Arthur I of Brittany making homage to Philip II of France Elvira of Sicily and her mother would go to the domains of Arthur I of Brittany in 1199 after going to France as she had remembered the treaty where in a Sicilian Princess was promised to Arthur I of Brittany and secured a betrothal with...
  17. The Gybson Boy

    What is the Evolution of English Cities like in an English victory in the Hundred Years War?

    The city of London in the 15th century Let's say Henry V lives in 1422 and is able to win the Hundred Years' War sometime between 1425 and 1428, Charles VII is captured, Joan of Arc continues her life as a simple peasant in Bar, and the Plantagenets manage to establish themselves as Kings of...
  18. kasumigenx

    The monk’s web - Second Crusade Occitan timeline
    Threadmarks: A change of plans or a change of heart

    On 1145, Louis VII would decide not to do a crusade unless he has a male heir and focused on siring a male heir before he would join the crusade which is known in history as the Second Crusade, what Louis would do instead is to suggest Innocent II to annul the marriage of Constance of France and...
  19. Texas Bulldog

    Soldiers of the Queen - An England Story
    Threadmarks: Teaser - The Letter

    The Letter It was a crisp autumn evening. The little lorry rattled over the tiny railway crossing and into the courtyard. Out stepped two men, one short and fat, the other long and thin. They strode out towards the farmhouse, dropped a letter into the slot, and rang the doorbell. Ding-dong...
  20. Catherine of Aragon dies in 1511.

    I have seen many threads talk about the implications of Catherine of Aragon dying along with Arthur, Prince of Wales or after the birth of Mary Tudor, but I haven't seen many that portray her death in 1511. In this TL, I speculate she'd die shortly after giving birth to Henry Tudor, Duke of...
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