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An Alternative History of Britain: The Tudors (Hardback)

British History Tudors and Stuarts

By Timothy Venning
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: An Alternative History of Britain
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781783462728
Published: 30th May 2014
Last Released: 31st March 2014

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Continuing his exploration of the pathways of British history, Timothy Venning examines the turning points of the Tudor period, though he also strays over into the early Stuart period. As always, he discusses the crucial junctions at which History could easily have taken a different turn and analyses the possible and likely results. While necessarily speculative to a degree, the scenarios are all highly plausible and rooted in a firm understanding of actual events and their context. In so doing, Timothy Venning gives the reader a clearer understanding of the factors at play and why things happened the way they did, as well as a tantalizing view of what might so easily have been different.

Key scenarios discussed in this volume include:

• Did the pretenders Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck ever have a realistic chance of a successful invsasion/coup?

• If Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII's illegitimate son, had not died young, might he have been a suitable King or at least Regent on the King's death?

• What if Edward VI had not died at 15 but reigned into the 1560s and 70s?

• How might the Spanish Armada have succeeded in landing an army in England, and with what likely outcome?

Timothy Venning has translated his formidable knowledge of the medieval history of Britain into a thoughtful 'what if' series of scenarios... A very credible work.

Medieval Warfare

Useful for the gamer for both general campaign ideas and points of historical departure, and also for more in-depth ideas that could easily translate to the tabletop for certain period events.

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 Timothy Venning

About Timothy Venning

Dr Timothy Venning is a freelance researcher and author. Among his previous works are If Rome Hadn't Fallen (Pen & Sword, 2011), A Chronology of the Roman Empire (2010) and A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire (with Jonathan Harris, 2005). His fascination with the 'what ifs' of history was first kindled by a comic strip he read in Ranger while at primary school in the late '60s and has endured ever since.

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