Medieval Europe

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In History
  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe, this marks the start of the medieval period.
  • 1042

    Edward the Confessor

    Edward the Confessor
    becomes the king of England
  • 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    Edward the Confessor dies and Harold Godwinson declares himself king. William of Normandy invades England, defeats Harold in the Battle of Hastings and is crowned King William I of England
  • 1096

    Crusades Begin

    First of the eight wars between Muslims and Christians to be fought over the next 175 years
  • 1154

    Henry II becomes king of England

  • 1215

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta
    The first document outlining rights of the English People. King John is forced to give it his royal seal
  • 1315

    The Great Famine begins

    The famine last for 2 years and kills million across Europe
  • 1337

    War begins between England and France

    The war lasts 100 years
  • 1347

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    A deadly virus breaks out in Sicily and quickly spreads across Europe. This pandemic is known as the Black Death and killed approximately one third of the population.
  • 1381

    Peasants Revolt

    Peasants in England revolt against the strict rules imposed on wage rises and working conditions, following the shortage of labour as a result of the Black Death
  • 1450

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    Johannes Gutenberg invent the printing press in Germany.
  • Period:
    400
    to
    1500

    Medieval Europe