The Second Age of Hycath
Changes throughout Europe
During this era, the Hycathic faith spread across the continent and ushered in an age of reason and science because of its focus on the natural world. Great innovations were made in transport in particular, facilitating easy mobility for Hycathic missionaries and allowing for unprecedented exploration of faraway places.
As technology improved and spread, it brought increased wealth and a general improvement of living conditions to all.
Changes on the Anglia Isle
During this time, Empress Matilda VI and her mother, Matilda V – descendants of Empress Matilda I (Matilda “Maud” Beauclerc) – were murdered, thus ending the family line. This led to the Anglia Isle being split up into eleven autonomous queendoms. Doing so prevented another civil war for the English throne. Many of these new countries followed the same borders as the pre-existing sixteen Marcdoms had done, but others consisted of multiple Marcdoms combined into a single entity.
- Queendom of Penzance – capital: Truro
- Queendom of Wessex (Somerset, Dorset) – capital: Exeter
- Queendom of Gloucester – capital: Gloucester
- Queendom of Chiltern – capital: Oxford
- Queendom of West Mercia – capital: Coventry
- Queendom of East Anglia (London, Hastings, Norfolk) – capital: London
- Queendom of East Mercia – capital: Nottingham
- Beverley – capital: Hull
- Ripon – capital: York
- Queendom of Rochdale (later renamed Fort Oliver) – capital: Rochdale
- Grand Duchy of the North (Durham, Northumerland & Furness) – capital: Carlisle
End of an Era
During the First Age of Hycath, inheritance was restricted to the female members of a family, which often led to sons being passed over in favor of female cousins or aunts. During the Second Age of Hycath, male heirs became able to inherit but daughters were still given precedence. This lack of equality was one of the driving factors behind the Acorn Uprising led by the Oliver family, from YE 531 to YE 533. The practice of giving precedence to women was abolished in favour of full equality after this conflict.