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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if Queen Elizabeth had died at the outset of the Essex Rebellion? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Tudor Bstards thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 1639,on this day the decades-long "War of the Crosses" took the oddest of turns with the bizarre nature of the fall of the great Tudor city of Newcastle.
Essex Rebellion #2, Reboot co-written with Richard RoperAfter the Scots crossed the border, King Robert II had appointed his first choice military commander Oliver Cromwell. Astonishingly, the iconic Monarchist General had opened the city gates to the pretender to the English throne King Charles of Scotland. And then ordered his men to sign the Covenant put forward by the Scottish Presbyterian Church.
In the following months, Cromwell would force the Stuart accession and then the abolition of the English bishopric. A glittering military career would follow in which he would aid the King's nephew, Prince Rupert of the Rhine in defending the Calvinistic Palatinate and intervening in the Thirty Years War. This post is a reversal of Robbie Taylor's King Robert article and continues the Tudor B*stards thread.
Editor says, in this post we explore an idea from guest historian Richard Roper who explains ~ this point of divergence would turn history on its head, with Oliver Cromwell putting Charles in power; there would be no Laudian High Churchism which started the English Civil War and Charles coming from Scotland is a Presbyterian even if for political reasons and abolishes the English bishops once in power. The Church of England becomes Presbertyrian (without bishops) and identical to the Church of Scotland. Someone living in this Time Line would find ours incredible. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.