Alternative History

This is a timeline of the Day of Glory universe.


- Montcalm waits to take the field until after the arrival of de Bougainville's reinforcement. Thanks to these troops, Quebec is saved and the British, expelled. The battle of Québec marks the final major Franco-British conflict in North America.


- the Treaty of Paris ends the Seven-Years War. France manages to hold to most of its pre-war colonies. Fearing a repeat of the invasions of the previous years, the king begins a reinforcement program of its colonies encouraging settlement in some and creating penal establishment in others.


- Corsica becomes a French territory. To ensure the peace on the island, an offer of amnesty is immediately declared for all those who agree to serve within the French civil service.


- English rebels from North America request help from France in their endeavour. Not wishing to jeopardize its own colonies nearby, the king is advised to refuse. Less then a year later, the rebellion falters as some of its soldiers mutiny en masse, not having being paid since the beginning. Most of the leaders are executed for treason. Lower ranking members that have committed acts deemed reprehensible are sent to penal establishment while the vast majority of insurgents are simple amnestied. The colonies are put under military governorship.


- the English government introduces some taxation reforms in its colonies to placate the local middle-class. Loyalists are angered at having the government seemingly rewarding rebels for their actions.


- A series of bad crop years coupled with an apparent greater interest given to colonization than to metropolitan problems lead to the French Revolution.


- Poland becomes a constitutional monarchy

- Protestants becomes equal citizens, pastors becomes civil servants as did the catholic priests.


- Ile de France reaffirms its allegiance is only to the French king thus refusing to recognise the Assembly any longer.

- Jews become equal citizens; rabbis, civil servants.


- After failing to escape the country, the King of France is arrested and tried for treason. Although found guilty, Diplomatic intervention from Spain allows the moderates in the Convention to convince their colleagues to give the king a suspended death sentence. The king is now only referred to as "Louis Capet" and is sent to a private prison separated from his family.

- Mulattoes become equal citizens leading to a reactionary backlash in slave-owning colonies.

- Russia invaded Poland fearing a republican uprising at its doorstep. Beginning of Polish Resistance under Thadeusz Kosciuszko


- The dauphin dies in captivity after a debilitating illness.

- The Republic invades the Low-Countries and the western part of the Rhine to protect what it calls "the natural borders of France". Austria declares war on France,

- Creation of the first aerosteer company.

- In Saint-Domingue which faces a civil war since 1789, The leader of the ex-slave army, Toussaint Louverture, declare his support for the republic in exchange for the abolition of slavery. The part of the island under his control becomes a department.


- Death of the King less then a year after his own son passed away. Although 3 doctors (including an avowed royalist) certified his death as due to natural causes, rumours immediately begin about his supposed execution by republican agents.

- Sporadic counter-revolutionaries actions have to be put down in various French departments.

- Freedom of worship is restored. However, Constitutional clergymen will no longer be paid by the state and neither they nor local councils will be allowed, in any way, to encourage or subsidise a religious group. This includes not being able to rent space to a congregation or allow them to disturb the peace (by ringing a bell or making a procession).

- An army of émigrés and colonial volunteers (with unofficial monetary backing from England) land in Brittany.


- Italian wars: French forces under the command of General Joubert Conquer Piedmont, Nice and Savoie which are joined to France. Following conquest of Lombardie and the Papal States, Avignon and Comtat Venaisain are annexed by France.

- Death of Catherine II of Russia.

- Franco-Spanish alliance. Although neither side really trusts the other, both trust even less England who they perceive as a common enemy.


- Austria signs a peace treaty with France, renounces the Low-Countries and recognises the French ownership of the Ionian islands and the western shore of the Rhine. It also recognises the existence of the new Italian republics.

- Rastatt Congress settles borders in Europe

- the west bank of the Rhine becomes the Cisrhenane Republic


- Liberation of Ireland by the French Armée D'Irlande under the command of General Wolfe Tone. England declares war on France.

- With popular opinion demanding it, the Republic begins plans to invade Britain

- In France, conscription decreed for all males when they reach 20, last 5 years.


- Following years of unstable government by the Convention, a new form of government arise in France after a bloodless coup. Although its public face is the popular General Joubert, its instigator and planner is Consul Sieyes (later to be the first Grand Elector). By reducing the size of the government while at the same time dividing the power between 3 people, the republic avoids falling into the dictatorship many people feared.

- Claiming to answer the call of the people, the French government allied with the other Italian republics conquers the rest of the peninsula. Although the government would have preferred to use it as a bargaining chip with Austria (to convince it to stay neutral), local enthusiasm as well as backing from the general staffs lead to the proclamation of the Parthenopean Republic.

- In Ile de la Réunion, royalists and pro-slavery former republicans take over the island. It is controlled by the Comte de Villèle (with backing from its wealthy in-laws, the Barbe Family)


- After the destruction of the English armada by a combined Hispano-French armada, local republicans backed by French and Irish troops declare an end to monarchy during an event that came to be know as the English Revolution.

- Scotland becomes the "Caledonian Republic".

- After accepting the resignation of the king, the rump territory of England is proclaimed the "Albionese Republic". The King is allowed to retire to what was formerly Hannover.


- Sweden, seeking to align itself better with the rest of Europe, holds a constitutional convention, wherein the monarchy is abolished (de facto, as the royal family of Sweden was ousted in 1809, and successive replacements from Denmark-Norway had proven horribly ill fitting) and a new parliament instituted, composed of the Nobles and rich in the Riddarshuset and the lower Folkshuset. Ambassadors are exchanged with France.


- Albionese Civil War. Victory of the the Monocentrist forces who declare the south of the island of Great-Britain an arecsy and divide government possessions amongst the people.


- The South-British arecsy collapses, and a committee of public safety is set up composed of various factions. The pretender to the throne of England is asked to return

Late 19th century

- the loss of many colonies result in a political crisis. The monarch is forced to flee. A second English Commonwealth is declared.