The Medieval Ages

  • 406

    Visigoths, Suevi and Burgundians cross the Rhine and invade Roman Gaul.

  • 410

    Rome is captured by the Visigoths under Alaric I.

  • 416

    Visigothic conquest of Spain.

  • 444

    The "Groans of the Britons", a last appeal to Roman government.

  • 451

    Attila the Hun is repelled from Gaul by Roman–Barbarian forces at the Battle of Châlons.

  • 452

    Attila the Hun raids Italy, destroying Aquileia and causing the foundation of Venice by refugees.

  • 455

    The Vandals pillage Rome.

  • 476

    Fall of Rome

  • 476

    The last Western Roman Emperor, Romulus Augustus, is deposed by Odovacar, conventionally ending the Western Roman Empire.

  • 552

    The Byzantine (Eastern Roman) conquest of Italy completes

  • Feb 15, 1066

    Vikings Period Ends

  • Feb 15, 1066

    William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, invades England and becomes King after the Battle of Hastings.

  • Feb 15, 1077

    The Construction of the Tower of London begins.

  • Feb 15, 1099

    First Crusade

  • Feb 15, 1147

    The Second Crusade was in retaliation for the fall of Edessa, one of the first Crusader States founded in the First Crusade. It was an overall failure

  • Feb 15, 1189

    The Third Crusade follows upon Saladin's uniting the Muslim world and recapturing Jerusalem.

  • Feb 15, 1202

    The Fourth Crusade sacked Croatian town of Zadar, a rival of Venice.

  • Feb 15, 1346

    Black Death

  • Feb 15, 1381

    Peasants' Revolt in England.

  • The Roman Empire at its peak

    The Roman Empire at its peak.
  • Vikings Period begins

  • Beginning of Charlemagne's reign.

  • Charlemagne is crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Leo III.

  • Death of Charlemagne

  • Viking "Great Army" in England. Northumbria, East Anglia, and Mercia were overwhelmed.

  • Gregory the Great becomes Pope.

  • Division of Roman Empire