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Eleanor of Austria
Orsola Kanissay

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John Szapolyai
Louis II
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Thomas Cromwell
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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:Jan 22nd 1526AD

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Latest Novel Posting:

2021-01-08 04:38:32 (Palencia, Castile) Celebration by Charles V
2021-01-09 11:08:36 (Coimbra, Portugal) The Arrest by Catherine of Austria
2021-01-10 04:53:47 (Somewhere in Masovia) There Is Always Another Plan by John Szapolyai
2021-01-10 05:36:13 (Greenwich, England) A Poor Harvest by Thomas Cromwell
2021-01-11 07:27:54 (Wesprem, Hungary) The Lady's Child by Orsola Kanissay
2021-01-12 11:18:56 (Palencia, Castile) Words by Charles V
2021-01-13 11:13:23 (Saint-Germain, France) French Blood by Eleanor of Austria
2021-01-14 10:54:33 (Wesprem, Hungary) Revelations by Catherine of Austria
2021-01-15 00:11:08 (Greenwich, England) A Secret Mission by Thomas Cromwell
2021-01-15 11:39:41 (Wesprem, Hungary) A Lesson About Loyalty and Friendship by Thomas Nadasdy
2021-01-16 10:26:14 (Saint-Germain, France) Expected by Eleanor of Austria
2021-01-17 10:03:10 (Coimbra, Portugal) Compensation by Catherine of Austria
2021-01-18 11:01:57 (Burgos, Castile) Dark Times by Charles V
2021-01-19 11:00:52 (Wesprem, Hungary) The Ottoman Embassy by Louis II
2021-01-19 11:16:53 (Wesprem, Hungary) Suleiman's Offer by Louis II
2021-01-20 00:11:14 (Warsaw, Masovia) A Decision Made by Bona Sforza
2021-01-20 10:34:15 (Wesprem, Hungary) The Greatest Gift for the Kingdom by Orsola Kanissay
2021-01-20 10:46:08 (Wesprem, Hungary) We Have a Prince! by Orsola Kanissay
2021-01-20 11:17:25 (Wesprem, Hungary) Andrew Is His Name by Orsola Kanissay
2021-01-21 00:07:23 (Rome, Italy) The Captive Pope by Bona Sforza
Latest Story Board Posting:

2021-01-02 08:33:33 RE: Congratulations to Eleanor! by Eleanor of Austria
2021-01-05 10:36:13 NPC Biographies: Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara by Eleanor of Austria
2021-01-12 03:28:56 NPC Biographies: Cardinal Thomas Wolsey by Thomas Cromwell
2021-01-12 03:34:48 NPC Biographies: William Knight, Bishop of Bath and Wells by Thomas Cromwell
2021-01-12 03:37:02 NPC Biographies: Gregory di Casale by Thomas Cromwell
2021-01-12 03:40:24 NPC Biographies: Girolamo Ghinucci (or Jerome di Ghinucci), Bishop of Worcester by Thomas Cromwell
2021-01-16 10:29:02 NPC Biographies: Antonio de Leyva, Duke of Terranova by Eleanor of Austria
2021-01-19 11:27:58 Library: Çavuş by Louis II
2021-01-19 11:32:01 Library: The Holy Crown of Hungary and the Scepter by Louis II
2021-01-21 04:54:45 Louis II and His Regalia by Orsola Kanissay
Latest Planning Board Posting:

2021-01-19 11:20:23 RE: Chapter Two: Autumn 1527 by Louis II
2021-01-20 00:13:29 RE: Chapter Two: Autumn 1527 by Bona Sforza
2021-01-20 10:06:07 RE: Chapter Two: Autumn 1527 by Eleanor of Austria
2021-01-20 11:47:18 RE: Chapter Two: Autumn 1527 by Orsola Kanissay
2021-01-21 00:13:50 RE: Chapter Two: Autumn 1527 by Bona Sforza
2021-01-21 00:28:36 Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Updated Draft Outline (Winter) by Bona Sforza
2021-01-21 04:50:07 Three Topic Requests by Orsola Kanissay
2021-01-21 05:19:03 RE: Chapter Two: Autumn 1527 by Bona Sforza
2021-01-21 05:20:25 Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Updated Draft Outline (Winter) by Bona Sforza
2021-01-21 09:45:19 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Updated Draft Outline (Winter) by Orsola Kanissay

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