History Literature / SixteenThirtyTwo

7th Feb '16 6:07:02 AM Bissek
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* SelfDefeatingProphecy: Seventeenth century nobles have gotten into the habit of looking up their uptime fates and doing what they can to avert outcomes they don't like. ** SelfFulfillingProphecy: Sometimes the methods they choose to avert their fate just make it come sooner.
1st Feb '16 8:17:45 AM Nohbody
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Reading through Parcel now
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* GangstaStyle: In ''A Parcel of Rogues'', Daryl indulges in gangsta style firing at the people pursuing him in the Fens, something he's always wanted to do. He was intentionally missing to bait on his pursuers, though, so the inaccuracy of the method wasn't an issue. --> ''Sure, you can't hit shit that way, but if you don't want to, it surely is fun.''
30th Jan '16 6:25:18 AM Bissek
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* ''1635: A Parcel of Rogues'', with Andrew Dennis

* AnachronicOrder: While the years that are part of the title of every book provide some order, the fact that the books can be about a wide variety of events taking place all over a continent mean that a strict chronological ordering of the books is impossible. There are books that start before and end after other books set in that year, and in which the only connection between the two books is one page in which characters discuss the key events of the other book when they find out about them, if that.
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* AnachronicOrder: While the years that are part of the title of every book provide some order, the fact that the books can be about a wide variety of events taking place all over a continent mean that a strict chronological ordering of the books is impossible. There are books that start before and end after other books set in that year, year (And in some books, the year indicates when the novel ends, with most of the action taking place in earlier years), and in which the only connection between the two books is one page in which characters discuss the key events of the other book when they find out about them, if that.

** Charles I is anxious to prevent his historical beheading and preemptively rounds up the people who had him killed in up-time history. Oliver Cromwell wasn't thinking of regicide at the time, but his wife and son are murdered during his arrest, which gives him a whole ''new'' motive to kill the king.
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** Charles I is anxious to prevent his historical beheading and preemptively rounds up the people who had him killed in up-time history. Oliver Cromwell wasn't thinking of regicide at the time, but his wife and son one of his sons are murdered during his arrest, which gives him a whole ''new'' motive to kill the king.

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** *** And after Cromwell escapes, the efforts of Charles I is anxious to prevent his historical beheading recapture a man he could have had executed at any time over the better part of a year (Which include burning down a house because the tenant ''might'' have harbored Cromwell's kin, arresting a well-regarded local figure without charges and preemptively rounds up inciting a riot to attack the people who had him killed home of a prominent citizen) makes just about everyone in up-time history. Oliver Cromwell wasn't thinking of regicide at the time, but his wife and son are murdered during his arrest, which gives him a whole ''new'' motive to kill areas where the king.King's agents pass through sympathetic to the concept of rebellion.

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** Charles I is anxious to prevent his historical beheading and preemptively rounds up the people [[spoiler:Lord Mackay, who had broken his back in a fall and only ceased to be bedridden when his American in-laws arranged for him killed to receive a wheelchair]] throws himself on a grenade to protect everyone else in up-time history. Oliver Cromwell wasn't thinking of regicide at the time, but his wife and son are murdered during his arrest, which gives him a whole ''new'' motive to kill the king.room.
28th Jan '16 7:37:26 PM Teakay
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* KangarooCourt: After [[spoiler:Maria Anna]] flees, an enraged Maximilian of Bavaria has the remainder of her entourage and a good chunk of his own council judicially murdered.
28th Jan '16 10:13:37 AM cryptologicalMystic
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The books may be purchased at [[http://www.baenebooks.com/c-10-ring-of-fire-series-by-eric-flint.aspx the series page on Baen Ebooks]]. The first edition of the first book may be read for free [[http://www.baenebooks.com/10.1125/Baen/0671578499/0671578499.htm?blurb here.]][[note]]The second edition is not free, as part of the 2012 distribution deal Baen made with Amazon.com.[[/note]]
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The books may be purchased at [[http://www.baenebooks.com/c-10-ring-of-fire-series-by-eric-flint.aspx the series page on Baen Ebooks]]. The first edition of the first book may be read for free [[http://www.baenebooks.com/10.1125/Baen/0671578499/0671578499.htm?blurb baen.com/readonline/index/read/sku/0671578499 here.]][[note]]The second edition is not free, as part of the 2012 distribution deal Baen made with Amazon.com.[[/note]]
18th Jan '16 6:31:04 AM DarkStarling
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-->'''Archduchess Maria Anna''': How amazing that those American heretics brought along such a magnificent tribute to the Austrian spirit. So morally uplifting. The Baroness Maria was so admirably pious. The marriage must have been morganatic, of course, but that is all right, since the baron had plenty of legally acceptable heirs from his first marriage.
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-->'''Archduchess Maria Anna''': How amazing that those American heretics brought along such a magnificent tribute to the Austrian spirit. So morally uplifting. The Baroness Maria was so admirably pious. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance The marriage must have been morganatic, of course, but that is all right, since the baron had plenty of legally acceptable heirs from his first marriage.]]
18th Jan '16 6:19:14 AM DarkStarling
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* WedlockBlock: Attempted regularly when parents, clergymen or authorities try to prevent couples from marrying due to being mixed relationships of uptimers with downtimers, nobles with commoners, impoverished titles with the new rich, and Catholics with Protestants.
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* WedlockBlock: Attempted regularly when parents, clergymen or authorities try to prevent couples from marrying due to being mixed relationships of uptimers with downtimers, nobles with commoners, impoverished titles with the new rich, and [[SeriousBusiness Catholics with Protestants.Protestants]].
16th Jan '16 9:45:47 PM Teakay
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** In later books, Ferdinand III of Austria-Hungary is far more flexible than his father (he persuaded him on his deathbed to [[spoiler:forgive Maria Anna and revoke the Edict of Restitution]] and is doing his best with the situation he's inherited.
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** In later books, Ferdinand III of Austria-Hungary is far more flexible than his father (he persuaded him on his deathbed to [[spoiler:forgive Maria Anna and revoke the Edict of Restitution]] Restitution]]) and is doing his best with the situation he's inherited.
15th Jan '16 7:40:23 PM Jhonny
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Just look at the "behind the scenes" of your average EU summit...
* GambitPileup: Europe always ''was'' a continuous GambitPileup until quite recently. This setting is one of the more "piled up" eras though.
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* GambitPileup: Europe always ''was'' a continuous GambitPileup until quite recently.recently - arguably until today, though with less violence. This setting is one of the more "piled up" eras though.
3rd Jan '16 9:32:23 AM Nohbody
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: King Gustav. At least in part, this seems to be because Gustav ''really'' believes in the divine part of the notion of the divine right of kings, and believes that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility, so he has a duty to be a wise and decent ruler. Also, he feels the uptimers were sent as a message from God about ends and means. He won't unquestioningly ''accept'' everything they say, but he will ''consider'' it, because to ignore them would be to ignore God's message.
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure: ** King Gustav. At least in part, this seems to be because Gustav ''really'' believes in the divine part of the notion of the divine right of kings, and believes that WithGreatPowerComesGreatResponsibility, so he has a duty to be a wise and decent ruler. Also, he feels the uptimers were sent as a message from God about ends and means. He won't unquestioningly ''accept'' everything they say, but he will ''consider'' it, because to ignore them would be to ignore God's message.
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