Williams, Emlyn. Headlong: A Novel
Divergence: 1935 CE
What if: The British royal family was wiped out by a 1935 airship disaster, and it took five weeks to locate an heir.
Summary: A 25-year-old stage actor becomes king of England and discovers the limits on royal power in the 1900s.
Comments: Basis for the non-allohistorical movie King Ralph.
Published: Heinemann 1980 (0434866059BUY); Viking 1981 (0670364398BUY); Magnum 1982; Littlehampton 1982 (0417071604BUY).