ROBERT'S ALTERNATE HISTORY PLACE
American by birth
SOUTHERN BY THE GRACE OF GOD!
Hello! My name is Robert Perkins and I would like to welcome you to my personal homepage, devoted to
one of my prime interests, ALTERNATE HISTORY.
What is alternate history, you ask? Well, as Doug Hoff has written...
"Alternate history is speculation, speculation about what might have been had things happened differently.
History is full of forks in the road, and the world we live in is a result of the paths taken in the past.
But it did not have to be that way."
On this site you will find alternate history timelines I have written, as well as links to alternate history websites that I would highly recommend. Enjoy!
MY FIRST NOVEL IS PUBLISHED!
On October 21, 1805, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and the H.M.S. VICTORY sailed resolutely into battle against
the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. Nelson, whose smashing triumphs at the Battles of the
Nile and Copenhagen, among others, had already made him literally a legend in his own time, was confident as the
VICTORY sailed through a hail of cannon fire toward the enemy battle line. But even a man such as he would
prove powerless against the forces he was about to face...and the consequences, for himself and for the men under
his command, would prove more dangerous than any of them could ever imagine.
Without warning, the VICTORY was enveloped by an unknown force which rendered Nelson and his entire crew
unconscious in a moment and transported them through time over one thousand years into the past, to the year 793.
When they awoke, they found themselves adrift, not off Cape Trafalgar, but in the North Sea, off the coast of
Lindisfarne Island. In the distance, they could see the flames from the burning monastery there, which, unknown
to the men of the VICTORY, had been put to the torch by brutal Viking raiders earlier that day.
Faced with this bizarre situation, Nelson must make some hard choices, and the stakes involved in every one of
them could mean the difference between life and death for himself and for his crew. Lost in a hostile world, with
no friends, no home port, and no supplies, can he and his crew survive amid the violence and intrigue of the
England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty is my first published novel and the first in a projected series, to be entitled The Victory Chronicles.
Sound interesting? You can order it here.
MY TIMELINES AND STORIES
What if the Cleburne Memorial had been released to the press in January 1864?
And, if you like the above timeline, how about imagining a world where the comparatively racially liberal
and internationally successful Confederacy of THE BLACK AND THE GRAY is transported to OUR world
Read my new and ongoing story...
What if King Arthur had been able to establish a dynasty of strong hereditary High Kings in Britain?
What if Pharaoh Necho II and his successors of the Saite dynasty in Egypt had been able to establish
control over the gold mines of Southern Africa?
What if the Neo-Hittite States of Syria and southern Anatolia had combined into a unified Kingdom?
The Puckle Gun and the Ferguson Rifle lead to a revolution in military equipment in the early 19th century,
resulting in a much bloodier American Civil War.
What if a priest in the ancient Peruvian city of Chan Chan had accidentally discovered gunpowder...about
500 years before the arrival of the Spanish?
What if Rome had been destroyed in 450 B.C. and had never gone on to dominate the Mediterranean world?
What if a firm Federal response had been made to Northern efforts to nullify the Fugitive Slave Act and the
Fugitive Slave Clause of the Constitution?
A very "tongue in cheek" timeline I wrote, as a reaction to various debates I have had with those who feel
the Confederacy is the root of all evil and that if the South won the Civil War, slavery would exist forever.
Okay, so how bad could it have gotten?
WARNING...some viewers may find parts of this offensive.
A short scenario which explores the question, what if Union General Ambrose Burnside's
pontoon bridges had gotten to Fredericksburg on time?
What if Napoleon III supported the Union during the Civil War, and as a result,
America intervened in the Franco-Prussian War?
What if Thomas Lincoln moved to Mississippi instead of Indiana in 1816, taking his son, young
Abraham Lincoln, with him?
A Star Trek Alternate History Timeline
What might have happened if the Ferengi tavernkeeper at Deep Space 9, Quark, his brother Rom, and his
nephew Nog had not escaped back to their own time when they accidentally crash landed outside Roswell,
New Mexico, in July 1947?
A Battlestar Galactica/Space: Above and Beyond Crossover Story
What if the Colonial Fleet from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series had arrived in the Procyon
System in the year 2064, where they encounter the Earth Defense Forces Fleet from the 1990s TV series,
Space: Above and Beyond?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard faces the omnipotent entity called Q once again, in an encounter with
consequences extending over ten thousand years into the past.
VISIT MY NEW BLOG...
Random Thoughts on History and Alternate History
WEBSITES I FIND INTERESTING
Ian Montgomerie's excellent alternate history site, including a very lively and interesting alternate history
Another alternate history discussion board I belong to. Not as populated as alternatehistory.com,
but home to some good writers. Check it out.
Dale Cozort's excellent site, many scenarios based on World War II and Native American points-of-departure.
David Atwell's site, including many interesting timelines.
Want more alternate history? Check this out!
Copyright 2003-2011 by Robert Paul Perkins. All rights reserved.
Last Updated on 24 October 2011.