In 1192 Richard I of England on a ship heading back to England and was forced by bad weather to put the ship in Corfu which was currently under the control of the Byzantine Empire and soon a series of events would follow leading to Lionheart's imprisonment and later death; but what if there was no storm delaying him from saving England from Phillip II and John and Richard I the Lionheart was able to return back to England without being harassed by environmental ? We approach this view on various points in different ways and explore what the World would be like with the preservation of the Angevin Empire in Not By a Nose.
Richard the Lionheart's trip back to England is never harassed by bad weather and he returns to England to defeat John of England and Phillip II more early. Also, he is never struck by a bolt in this TL, therefor his reign would last longer.
|1196||England, Château de Gisors|
- France would concede all territories listed in the treaty.
- Paris would be divided between the small French kingdoms (see the other terms) and the Angevin Empire for OTL 5 years.
- The rest of France would be divided between the same French kingdoms as before but boundaries would be regulated. If needed to be so, each kingdom has the right to join the following nations in unification -
Holy Roman Empire
- (more concession's and limit's to be put down later)
The Treaty of Lembach or known to by the French as the Devil's Wish turned the rest of France into a group of small kingdom's held together only by the sheer force of the Angevin Empire and the Lionheart's will.
|1122||Israel, Middle East|
Lionheart knew what happened last time he left England, but it had to be done for Christ's sake. In 1122 Richard of Lionheart with a formidable army left England for Israel to reclaim the Holy Land and to establish an Anti-Muslim Bloc in the Middle East during what is now known as the Fourth and final crusade before the short fifth one. During most of the campaign both sides failed at taking advantage of opportunities that only continued to war with no victor. Finally, in 1124 Muslim forces broke through the center and managed to encircle 1/3 of Richard's whole army and attempts to rescue them failed; Richard and the rest of the army fell back to the coast and began a series of short counterattacks that gave Richard and his forces enough time to evacuate. At long last the Crusades had ended and the Holy Lands gates where closed for centuries to other religions.
|1130||Alsac Lorraine, France|
It was his final years of glory, historians say, and the last conflict that would arise in his life time again. (TBC)