- Jun 8, 2008
I'm also sad to see England turn its attention away from Europe. However, as always, your story is mesmerizing.
I understand Mary needed to end this pointless war quickly and possibly painlessly. But what happened to the Emperor and his realms?The Emperor's forces have been bested by the Ottomans on several occasions and are now fleeing in disorder; the losses have created ripples felt in every level of society
The Federation? What about the Welsh? The Norman French of Normandy? Anyway, with this course of things a lot of bad tension, ill memories and grudges between the nations might be forgiven and forgotten and future clashes avoided. A different, less bloody, less oppressive UK? A true Commonwealth!?The Scottish aristocracy is offered the same "surrender and regrant" proposal that proved successful in Ireland: surrender their lands to the English crown and receive them back as freeholds, obligated only to pay a feudal levy. In return they will receive the protection of the English army and navy, be formally recognised in the peerage of the realm, and also gain a seat in a new unified Parliament. (...) On November 8th, 1478, the Estates of Scotland and the Parliaments of England and Ireland agree on the first of several statutes—known as the Acts of Union, 1478—bringing the three realms together under one crown and one legislature.
I'll keep my fingeres crossed.the tiny Kingdom of Navarre is once again beset by a more powerful enemy. In June neighbouring Aragon declares war, though this latest attempt at military subjugation will prove no more successful than its predecessors.
How interesting. I guess someone else will have to adopt the Marian doctrine.Mary pleads for understanding and amicable toleration of Latin/Orthodox doctrinal differences, coining what will come to be known as the Marian doctrine—In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas ("in necessary things unity; in uncertain things freedom; in everything compassion").
I feel sorry for her. Dementia, wasn't it?But Mary's virtuoso performance is soon followed by a rapid decline in her cognitive abilities. During the winter of 1479-80, the Privy Council and Parliament are witness to signs of senility and increasingly erratic behaviour. The 63-year-old Queen's attention span is shrinking, and she often forgets words and the names of common objects. Most worryingly, she gets mixed up and confused carrying out simple tasks—forgetting how to sign documents, getting lost in the palace trying to find her private apartments.
Is he the next in line of succession?~ Lüneburg (Duke Friedrich III Lancaster)
Girl power?The girls had much better MIL stats than almost all of their predecessors and successors (to date). They kind of lent themselves to ass-whooping. I don't know why my male monarchs can't get good MIL stats to save their lives.
Can't wait to see that! Will Denmark collapse? The Anti-Pope emerge?As you'll see in the next update, most of the heavyweights of the early 15th century have experienced a significant reversal in the latter half, and other countries are coming to the fore.
As exquisite as ever! I loved the detailed explanaition of the dynastic relations, the tension between the sisters, Mary and her husband (what a contrast between the two portraits of Mary!) and their repercussion: Maximilian demise. And all those little twists, like changing names, first names and dynasty names alike, and CoA; altogether so ...plausible!
The title was a bit misleading for me ...
And what happened to the Mary's faithful hmm... hmmm... admirerer, Hugh de Camoys, 2nd Baron Camoys?
Will Catherine and Cecily feature in furthre updates?
I understand Mary needed to end this pointless war quickly and possibly painlessly. But what happened to the Emperor and his realms?
... with this course of things a lot of bad tension, ill memories and grudges between the nations might be forgiven and forgotten and future clashes avoided. A different, less bloody, less oppressive UK? A true Commonwealth!?
I feel sorry for her. Dementia, wasn't it?
You got lucky with stability boosting events though. Especially the 'Synchronised Orchestra' thing. Minus stability can be precarious. This bodes well for your budding Common(!?)wealth.
And the cheekiness of Muscovites is unbearable. Constantinople has not fallen after all!
Is he the next in line of succession?
Can't wait to see that! Will Denmark collapse? The Anti-Pope emerge?
OOH! It is indeed!
How did I miss this for so long!
An in depth, MMU, history book AAR.
Incredibly well written, with a sense for both the grand historical sense and the more personal. Truly a masterpiece.
Thus I award you one of the earlier awards in AARland
a Lord Strange Cookie of British Awesomeness ●
Someone with better Latin grammar (maybe gabor) will correct me...
Ordo needs to be in the genitive. Also, eques needs to be in the genitive, because it is apposition to Christophorus Sartorius. Which also needs to be in the genitive. YOU GONNA HAVE SOME GENITIVES RIGHT THURR!
But really though, fabulous AAR. Only a couple I can think of in the same league.
So it ought to be "ex libris Christophori Sartoris, Equitis Ordinis Roberti Magni et Intimidati" ...?
Brilliant writing. I love how everything connects together and has context. I don't care if it's redundant, that's how much I like this AAR.
I hope this AAR hasn't died. It is definitely one of my favorites and I'd love to see an update
I know everyone's probably frothing with anticipation already, but let me just say that the next 30 years were a sheer joy to play. Not that they were necessarily easy, but I saw things I've never seen in Magna Mundi before, and things happened that made me say "Ooooo this is grrrreat for the AAR."