>>90963 England remains in the 'Scandinavian' sphere but is too powerful for any other major 'Viking' invasions. There is still probably an influx of castle building and Romanesque architecture in the late 11th century, though obviously on a smaller scale. Recent archaeology suggests several motte-and-bailey castles (mostly on the Welsh Marches) that were previously assumed to be Norman may come from the reign of Edward the Confessor. Other than that hard to say really, it depends on how stable the Godwinsson dynasty proves itself to be. This has wider implications on the continent as well, especially for France depending on how bad a state the Normans are left in
>>90963 Sweyn (?) Or some other northman threat attacks and takes advantage of Anglo Saxon weakness. William had to fight (well scare) them off in the north soon after he conquered. The Normans were strong enough to keep their win, otherwise the island keeps trading hands.
England is never colonized by the French dynasty Plantagenet in 1154 (heirs of Normans) and thus never achieved greatness Deprived of epic kings like Richard Lionheart or Henry V, England never becomes relevant and ends up like Denmark or Ireland for the rest opf history
>>91059 I don't think Sweyn would have had the support of the northern lords if Harold won Hastings. He'd have established himself as a great warrior king and even if a lot of the nobility didn't like him, he'd pulled their arse out of the fire at Stamford Bridge
>>91651 >Something like the 100 years war would've not happened, at least not involving England like it did
The Angevins would have been BTFO if they started a civil war without owning England Having England as an oversea territory permitted them to move their HQ from Angers to London, where the Valois couldn't reach them
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