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After the discoveries of Vasco da Gama and Columbus, Europe is in a constant state of change. New, bright horizons open for those who look far away, but the sky is darkening above them who stay at home. A new and ambitious dynasty comes to rule the world, the House of Habsburg, and the other Royal families of France and England accept the challenge.

Europe is divided: alliances are made and broken, the Reformation divides the population of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Emperor's treasuries are empty. Meanwhile, a new and dangerous enemy is emerging from the East: The Ottoman Empire of Suleyman the Magnificent has conquered the Balkan states and now threatens Hungary, Poland, and Austria. Hungary's young King, Louis II tries to delay the Doom, but he pays with his country for that. He barely survives a decisive battle and now tries to save both his face and his crown. However, there is new dawn behind this darkness. King Louis II finds friends and allies, love is blossoming on the battlefields, and new alliances will be made. Archduke Ferdinand has a gentle heart, but everybody sleeps with a sword just at hand.

The Crowns of the European monarchs are heavy. It is decorated with thorns. This novel tells their stories: about thorns and about the roses among the thorns.

Crown of Thorns's date today is:Apr 10th 1526AD

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Latest Novel Posting:

2021-03-20 01:58:48 (Kraków, Poland) Considering the Future by Bona Sforza
2021-03-21 12:07:30 (Lippa, Transylvania) The Gift of the Sultan by John Szapolyai
2021-03-22 12:03:28 (Madrid, Castile) The Cortes by Charles V
2021-03-23 10:35:24 (London, England) The Palace of Westminster by Thomas Cromwell
2021-03-24 11:50:32 (Madrid, Castile) Letter from the Emperor to the Queen of Hungary by Charles V
2021-03-25 10:27:56 (Warsaw, Masovia) Of Hungarian Schemes and Bohemian Affairs by Bona Sforza
2021-03-26 08:46:09 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) What about an adventure? by John Szapolyai
2021-03-27 01:45:06 (Brandenburg, Germany) The Clerical Council by Eleanor of Austria
2021-03-28 00:49:04 (Lisbon, Portugal) Frustration by Catherine of Austria
2021-03-30 11:04:03 (Brandenburg, Germany) Exodus by Eleanor of Austria
2021-03-31 12:22:36 (Wesprem, Hungary) A Little Help by Thomas Nadasdy
2021-04-02 10:57:44 (Prague, Bohemia) The Quill and the Sword by Ferdinand I
2021-04-03 00:44:14 (Kraków, Poland) A Letter to Hieronymus Łaski by Bona Sforza
2021-04-03 10:15:12 (Mechelen, Low Countries) Habsburg Women by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-04 10:43:12 (Saint-Germain, France) A Child of France by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-05 00:48:37 (Kraków, Poland) Not the Response She Wanted by Bona Sforza
2021-04-05 10:56:16 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) Poor Young Kinglet by John Szapolyai
2021-04-08 09:50:31 (Lisbon, Portugal) A Matter of Honor by Catherine of Austria
2021-04-09 09:37:29 (Lisbon, Portugal) Gathering Intel by Catherine of Austria
2021-04-10 02:40:04 (Saxony, Germany) Unwanted Guests by Eleanor of Austria
Latest Story Board Posting:

2021-04-08 07:11:38 The Courts of Crown of Thorns; England by Thomas Cromwell
2021-04-08 10:56:15 The Courts of Crown of Thorns; Portugal by Catherine of Austria
2021-04-08 11:37:21 The Courts of Crown of Thorns; Hungary by Louis II
2021-04-08 11:40:04 The Courts of Crown of Thorns; Silesia by Louis II
2021-04-08 11:42:14 The Courts of Crown of Thorns; Bohemians, who supported Ferdinand of Habsburg by Louis II
2021-04-08 11:48:10 The Courts of Crown of Thorns; Transylvania by John Szapolyai
2021-04-09 04:34:28 The Courts of Crown of Thorns: Scotland by James V of Scotland
2021-04-09 05:18:24 The Courts of Crown of Thorns: Poland and Lithuania by Bona Sforza
2021-04-09 06:18:23 The Courts of Crown of Thorns: Ottoman Empire by Roxelana
2021-04-10 02:48:23 NPC Biographies: Johann Elector of Saxony by Eleanor of Austria
Latest Planning Board Posting:

2021-04-08 11:53:15 RE: An Idea by John Szapolyai
2021-04-09 00:44:10 RE: Infante Henrique by Bona Sforza
2021-04-09 09:39:43 RE: Infante Henrique by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-09 10:05:19 A Discovery by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-09 12:03:22 RE: A Discovery by Orsola Kanissay
2021-04-10 00:44:12 RE: A Discovery by Bona Sforza
2021-04-10 00:45:48 Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Draft Outline (Summer 1528 Onwards) by Bona Sforza
2021-04-10 00:47:04 Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Bona Sforza
2021-04-10 02:42:11 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-10 04:33:07 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Bona Sforza

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