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Medieval History

  • 410

    Sacking of Rome

    Sacking of Rome
    Rome is attacked by the Visigoths, lead by their King, Alaric the first.
  • 476

    Fall of Western Roman Empire

    Fall of Western Roman Empire
    The Roman Empire was in complete control of various Barbarian groups.
  • 485

    Visigoths Control

    Visigoths Control
    The Visigoths control the entire Iberian Peninsula.
  • Jan 1, 622

    Rise of Islam

    Rise of Islam
  • Jan 1, 742

    Charlemange Born

    Charlemange Born
  • Jan 1, 768

    Charlemange Crowned King of the Franks

    Charlemange Crowned King of the Franks
  • Jan 1, 793

    Vikings Raid Lindisfarne

    Vikings Raid Lindisfarne
    The Vikings raid the sacred island of Lindisfarne, located off the north-east coast of England.
  • Period: Jan 1, 793 to Jan 1, 1066

    Viking Era

  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemange becomes Emperor of Western Roman Empire

    Charlemange becomes Emperor of Western Roman Empire
  • Jan 1, 814

    Charlemange Dies

    Charlemange Dies
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    The Norman army defeats the English army on Senlac Hill.
  • Dec 25, 1066

    Crowning of King William

    Crowning of King William
    William the Conquerer is crowned king of England.
  • Jan 1, 1086

    Domesday Survey

    Domesday Survey
    A survey or census conducted throughout England and Wales, with the results being recorded in the Domesday Book.
  • Jan 1, 1095

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    Fought between the Christians and the Turks.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1095 to Jan 1, 1291

    The Crusades

    A number of battles fought on religious grounds occured.
  • Jan 1, 1119

    Rise of Knights Templar

    Rise of Knights Templar
  • Jan 1, 1140

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press.
  • Jan 1, 1147

    Second Crusade

    Second Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1180

    Mirrors Were Invented

    Mirrors Were Invented
  • Jan 1, 1187

    Third Crusade

    Third Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1202

    Fourth Crusade

    Fourth Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta Issued

    Magna Carta Issued
  • Jan 1, 1217

    Fifth Crusade

    Fifth Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1228

    Sixth Crusade

    Sixth Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1248

    Seventh Crusade

    Seventh Crusade
  • Jan 1, 1270

    Eighth Crusade

    Eighth Crusade
  • Feb 16, 1315

    The Great Famine

    The Great Famine
  • Jan 1, 1337

    Hundred Years' War starts

    Hundred Years' War starts
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Bubonic Plague

    Bubonic Plague
    The Bubonic Plague peaks and is estimated to have killed around 200 million people.
  • Jan 1, 1377

    First Ship Recorded To Be Quarantined

    In Dubrovnik all ships and people that arrived at the port were required to be quarantined for 40 days. This measure was taken to try and prevent the spread of Black Death (the bubonic plague).
  • Jan 1, 1381

    The Bible is Translated into English

    The Bible is Translated into English
  • Jan 1, 1381

    Peasant's Revolt

    Peasant's Revolt
    Wat Tyler leads the largest revolt in English history
  • Jan 1, 1453

    Hundred Years' War Ends

    Hundred Years' War Ends
  • Apr 6, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    Fall of Constantinople
    The capital of the Byzantine Empire is invaded. This is often regarded as the end of the middle ages.