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Bona Sforza
Eleanor of Austria
Orsola Kanissay


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Catherine of Austria
Charles V
Ferdinand I
James V of Scotland
John Szapolyai
Louis II
Princess Tamar Shervashidze
Roxelana
Thomas Cromwell
Thomas Nadasdy





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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:May 8th 1526AD


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Latest Novel Posting:

2021-04-18 04:50:42 (Ecsed, Transylvania) Quick Decisions by John Szapolyai
2021-04-18 10:30:44 (Saxony, Germany) A Bad Wife by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-20 01:38:43 (Saint-Germain, France) Money by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-20 01:44:06 (Genoa, Republic of Genoa) Planting a Seed of Doubt by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-22 03:08:04 (Stirling, Scotland) Marriage by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-22 04:13:04 (Lisbon, Portugal) A Small Satisfaction by Catherine of Austria
2021-04-23 07:38:19 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) Ferdinand's Offer by John Szapolyai
2021-04-24 10:50:27 (Vienna, Austria) Martyrdom by Ferdinand I
2021-04-25 02:25:03 (Madrid, Castile) Poisoned Chalice by Charles V
2021-04-25 02:30:32 (Stirling, Scotland) My Boy by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-25 05:21:08 (Stirling, Scotland) The Young King by James V of Scotland
2021-04-25 05:25:12 (Kraków, Poland) A Message for the Ottomans by Bona Sforza
2021-04-25 05:27:33 (Jam, Persia) The Knife Edge of Mercy by Roxelana
2021-04-26 08:07:41 (Tarnów, Poland) Defeated by John Szapolyai
2021-04-26 09:30:02 (Greenwich, England) Brotherly Displeasure by Thomas Cromwell
2021-05-01 02:42:39 (Saint-Germain, France) Duels and Weddings by Eleanor of Austria
2021-05-01 02:51:32 (Greenwich, England) Invisible Strings by Eleanor of Austria
2021-05-02 09:52:52 (Madrid, Castile) Preparations by Charles V
2021-05-03 12:20:40 (Wesprem, Hungary) Request Denied by Louis II
2021-05-08 10:32:07 (Saint-Germain, France) Crocodile Tears by Eleanor of Austria
Latest Story Board Posting:

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
2021-04-20 02:16:15 The Courts of Crown of Thorns: France and Navarre by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-22 03:22:20 NPC Biographies: Margaret Tudor by Eleanor of Austria
2021-04-25 04:43:15 NPC Biographies: Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus by James V of Scotland
2021-05-02 07:30:35 Library: The Castle and Cathedral Complex, Vilnius, Lithuania by Bona Sforza
2021-05-02 07:53:45 Library: Hetmans of Poland and Lithuania by Bona Sforza
2021-05-02 11:37:16 RE: Library: Hetmans of Poland and Lithuania by Orsola Kanissay
2021-05-03 12:29:53 Library: The Castle of Tata by Louis II
Latest Planning Board Posting:

2021-05-05 10:19:48 Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Bona Sforza
2021-05-05 10:25:21 Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Draft Outline (Summer 1528 Onwards) by Bona Sforza
2021-05-05 10:56:45 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Eleanor of Austria
2021-05-06 09:40:53 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Bona Sforza
2021-05-06 11:09:53 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Orsola Kanissay
2021-05-07 11:30:17 Risen Phoenix Parade 2021 by Eleanor of Austria
2021-05-08 01:07:02 RE: Risen Phoenix Parade 2021 by Bona Sforza
2021-05-08 10:34:39 RE: Risen Phoenix Parade 2021 by Eleanor of Austria
2021-05-08 10:43:35 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Eleanor of Austria
2021-05-08 11:36:42 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Three: Spring 1528 by Orsola Kanissay


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