Medieval History

  • 395

    division of the roman empire

  • 410

    Rome sacked

    Visigoths lay Rome under seige for the third time and and are eventually let in by some slaves.
  • 476

    The Fall of Rome

    Odoacer deposes the last Roman emperor to rule the western part of the Roman Empire
  • Jan 1, 674

    First Arab siege of Constantinople

  • Jan 1, 793

    Viking period starts

    Vikings invade Lindesfarne
  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne becomes Emperor

  • Jan 28, 814

    Charlemagne dies

  • Jan 1, 836

    Vikings raid ireland

  • Jan 1, 991

    Vikings attack the wealthy south-east

  • May 1, 991

    Vikings paid to leave

    Aethelred was advised by Archbishop Sigeric to talk to Olaf and arrange a truce rather than trying to defeat the Vikings in battle. The Vikings accepted a large payoff and left.
  • Jan 1, 1066

    Viking period ends

  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of hastings

    Was the decisive Norman victory in the Norman Conquest of England, Fought between the Norman army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army of King Harold II
  • Jan 1, 1096

    the first crusade

  • Jan 1, 1206

    Genghis Kahn comes into power

  • Jun 15, 1215

    Magna Carta originally issued

  • Jan 1, 1317

    100 years war starts

  • Jan 1, 1347

    the black plague (black death) starts

  • Jun 1, 1348

    The plague hits England

  • Jan 1, 1381

    Peasants revolt

  • Jan 1, 1453

    100 years war ends

  • Jan 1, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople