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Medieval History

  • 410

    Sacking of Rome (410)

    Sacking of Rome (410)
    The Sacking of Rome was led Visigoths and led by Alaric I. At that time, Rome was no longer the capital of the Western Roman Empire. The sacking shocked everyone.
  • 476

    Middle Ages Start

  • 516

    King Arthur

    King Arthur
    King Arthur was a legendary figure who led the defence force of Romano-Celtic Britain against Saxon invaders. Although the date is arguable, it is believed that King Arthur was inlate 5th and early 6th centuries, Most of the story is folkwritten and legend and historians are arguing about his existence. King Arthur was a hero.
  • Feb 14, 789

    Viking Era (Start)

    Viking Era (Start)
    The Viking started in 789 when they spectacularly destroyed abbey at Lindisfarne. In the process, monks were killed and thrown into the sea. Those who weren't were turned into slaves along with church treasure. This was the first major event in the Vikings.
  • Jan 28, 814

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne was the King of Franks from 768. He became the king of Holy Roman Emperor in 800 and died in 814. He was the one who expanded the Frankish kingdom into a empire. During his time, he conquered Italy and became the Pope Leo III.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings
    The Battle of Hastings occured on the 14 October 1066. It was fought between the Norman Army and the English Army. The battle was set at Senlac Hill, 6 miles from Hastings. Even though there were reinforcments, King Harold II was killed and Duke William II became King William, the first Norman to be king.
  • Feb 14, 1086

    Domesday Survey

    Domesday Survey
    The domesday survey is a record of a survey that included most of England and part of Wales. The survey was executed for William I aka William the Conqueror.
  • Mar 13, 1095

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    The crusades were missions set by the Western Christianity to regain control of the Holy Land aka the recapture of Jerusalum. It was Pope Urban II who launched this attack in 1095 at the appeal of Byzantine Emperor. The First Crusades was also the first major step towards reopening international trade in the West.
  • Feb 14, 1206

    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan
    Genghis Khan is no dount one of the best Strategos to have ever lived. He rose to power by uniting many nomadic tribes of the Northe-east Asia. He then founded the Mongol Empire and was named Genghis Khan, Khan meaning ruler. He started an invasion that would ultimately lead to the the capture of most of Eurasia. He managed to conquer all of China.
  • Feb 14, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    The Magna Carter is an english charter. A charter is a document that grants rights and authority; moreover, it is the Latin word for paper. This charter was required by King John of England who was now limited to what he could do.
  • Feb 10, 1346

    Black Death

    Black Death
    The Black Death was one of the most disastrous pandemics in human history that wiped out 30%-60% of the European population. Many believed that the cause came from China as they traded from the Silk Road. The dieses Rat fleas which were boarded on Black rats.
  • Feb 14, 1381

    Peasants Revolt

    Peasants Revolt
    The Peasants Revolt, also known as Wat Tyler's Rebellion and the Great Rising, is a major event in English history and is one of the most popular revolt in the Medieval Ages. It is both the most extreme and well documented to occur in the Middle Ages.
  • Jan 11, 1440

    Invention of the Printing Press

    Invention of the Printing Press
    The printing press was first assembled in 1440 by a german named Johannes Gutenberg. The design was based on the existing screw press. Johannes Gutenberg was a gold smith by profession.
  • Feb 16, 1500

    Renaissance Period Starts