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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:Aug 4th 1526AD

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Latest Novel Posting:

2020-07-21 06:10:56 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) Plans for Spring by John Szapolyai
2020-07-22 02:04:50 (Wesprem, Hungary) Private Conversation by Louis II
2020-07-22 04:10:31 (Rome, Italy) News from Italy by Bona Sforza
2020-07-23 04:43:03 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) On the Footsteps of Machiawelli by John Szapolyai
2020-07-24 02:09:28 (Saint-Germain, France) The Hunt by Eleanor of Austria
2020-07-25 03:45:07 (Kraków, Poland) The Message by Eleanor of Austria
2020-07-26 02:37:06 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) The Next Stage by John Szapolyai
2020-07-27 03:29:55 (Almeirim, Portugal) He Knows by Catherine of Austria
2020-07-27 04:24:51 (Kraków, Poland) A Bride for Sigismund Augustus? by Bona Sforza
2020-07-28 01:25:42 (Wesprem, Hungary) The Best News Since Mohács by Louis II
2020-07-29 02:01:59 (Paris, France) Reformations by Eleanor of Austria
2020-07-29 04:30:45 (Płock, Masovia) The Death of a Bishop by Bona Sforza
2020-07-30 11:13:41 (Magnovarad, Transylvania) Some Successes by John Szapolyai
2020-07-31 01:04:14 (Valladolid, Castile) Jealousy by Eleanor of Austria
2020-07-31 04:10:46 (Warsaw, Masovia) Searching for a Path by Bona Sforza
2020-08-01 01:31:26 (London, England) A Clarification by Eleanor of Austria
2020-08-01 04:08:07 (London, England) The Question of the English Heir by Thomas Cromwell
2020-08-01 10:07:52 (Châteaubriant, France) The Rival by Eleanor of Austria
2020-08-02 04:49:26 (Kraków, Poland) A Subtle Plot by Bona Sforza
2020-08-02 06:06:06 (Wesprem, Hungary) A Low Bow by Thomas Nadasdy
Latest Story Board Posting:

2020-07-06 10:51:39 RE: A Poem About Dorothea Kanissay by Eleanor of Austria
2020-07-06 11:17:44 RE: A Poem About Dorothea Kanissay by Orsola Kanissay
2020-07-14 02:10:15 Chambre de Changement: The Dukes of Münsterberg by Louis II
2020-07-14 02:16:24 NPC Biographies: Joachim of Münsterberg-Oels by Louis II
2020-07-16 10:50:53 NPC Biographies: D. Jaime, Duke of Braganza by Catherine of Austria
2020-07-16 11:13:39 NPC Biographies: D. Jorge, Duke of Coimbra by Catherine of Austria
2020-07-19 02:28:19 Library: The Administration of the Kingdom of Hungary by Louis II
2020-07-23 04:50:51 Happy Birthday Archduchess! by John Szapolyai
2020-07-23 10:03:19 RE: Happy Birthday Archduchess! by Ferdinand I
2020-07-23 10:58:11 RE: Happy Birthday Archduchess! by John Szapolyai
Latest Planning Board Posting:

2020-08-02 01:07:05 We are Hot! by Bona Sforza
2020-08-02 01:08:58 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Spring 1527 by Bona Sforza
2020-08-02 06:07:26 RE: OOC by Thomas Nadasdy
2020-08-02 06:08:30 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Spring 1527 by Thomas Nadasdy
2020-08-02 06:14:04 RE: We are Hot! by Thomas Nadasdy
2020-08-02 07:02:07 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Spring 1527 by Thomas Cromwell
2020-08-02 10:21:29 RE: We are Hot! by Eleanor of Austria
2020-08-02 10:22:39 RE: OOC by Eleanor of Austria
2020-08-02 10:26:15 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Spring 1527 by Eleanor of Austria
2020-08-03 00:33:02 RE: Plots and Story Ideas: Chapter Two: Spring 1527 by Thomas Cromwell

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