Rome was sacked by the Visigoths in the 24th of August 410, led by Alaric I, who was the king of the Visigoths at the time
Fall of Roman Empire
The Fall of the Western Roman Empire was caused by the killing of Romulus Augustus.
King Arthur was an extraordinary british leader of the late 5th century and early 6th century.
Birth of Muhammad
Muhammad was considered to be the founder of the Islamic religion. He was the most important messanger and prophet of the gods. Muhammad died on the 8th of June 632.
Feb 16, 622
Rise of Islam (622~1587)
Islam rose in 622 and conquered many surrounding countries. The Spread of Islam started shortly after the death of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Feb 15, 742
Charlemagne (meaning: Charles the Great) was born around 742 and was the King of the Franks from 768 and was also a Roman Emperor from 800 until he died in 814.
Jan 4, 1066
Death of Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England and was regarded as the last king of the house of Wessex. Edward was canonized in 1161 by Pope Alexander III adnd became a saint.
Jan 5, 1066
Harold II is crowned the king of England
On the 5th of January, Harold II is crowned the king of England but is killed in the Battle of Hastings.
Feb 16, 1066
The Bayeux Tapestry was not actually a tapestry but an embroided cloth. It shows the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings.
Apr 16, 1066
Oct 14, 1066
Battle of Hastings
This battle was part of the Norman Conquest of England
Dec 15, 1085
The Domesday Book
The Domesday Book was commisioned in 1085 by William the Conqueror but was drafted in 1086. It held records of 13,418 settlements in the English countries south of the Rivers Ribble and Tee.
Feb 14, 1096
The First Crusade captured the Holy land of Jerusalem. The First Crusade ended in 1099.
Feb 16, 1116
Genghis Khan (1116~1227)
Genghis Khan was the founder, ruler and emperor of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.
Feb 15, 1117
Founding of the University of Oxford
Feb 14, 1119
The Knight's Templar, also known as the Poor Fellow-Soliders of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon. They were active until 1341.
Feb 14, 1145
The Second Crusade started in 1145 and ended in 1149. There were 9 Crusades altogether.
Feb 15, 1215
Magna Carta was signed by King John of England.
Feb 15, 1254
Marco Polo was born in 1254 in Venice. He was an explorer who travelled to many parts of Asia and died in 1324.
Feb 15, 1315
The Great Famine (1315~1317)
The Great Famine struck Northern Europe and t was a period which included large levels of crime, disease, mass death and even cannibalism and infanticide.
Feb 15, 1337
100 Year War Between France and England (1337~1453)
100 Year War Between France and England was about the domination of Western Europe.
Feb 14, 1348
The Black Death
The Black Death begun in 1348, was believed to have originated from the Silk Road, China. The plague was carried by the fleas which resided on the black rats. The rats lived on boatsadn spread throughout the Mediterranian and Europe. The plague ended in 1350 ans was believed to have killed 30~60% of Europe's population.
Feb 15, 1381
Peasants' Revolt in England
The Peasants' Revolt in 1381 was one of the popular Peasants' Revolts in Medieval Europe.
Feb 15, 1382
Translation of the Bible
The Bible was translated in 1382 into English by Jogh Wycliffe
Feb 15, 1412
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was born in 1412 and she is considered a national heroine of France. She had led the French army to many important victories in the 100 year war. She was then captured and burned at the stake and was 19 years old when she died.
Feb 14, 1440
Invention of the Printing Press
The Printing Press was invented by a German by the name of Johannes Gutenberg in the Holy Roman Empire.
Apr 15, 1452
Leonardo Da Vinci
Da Vinci was a brilliant artist and scientist. He thought of many ingenious inventions which were later invented in the modern world. He died on the 2nd of May 1519
Feb 15, 1455
War of Roses (1455~1485)
The War of Roses were series of dynastic cival wars which were faught for the throne of England. They were faught between the houses of Lancaster and York.
The creation of the wall started in AD122 and finished about 6 years later. It was built across England to separate the Romans from the Tribes.
The Vikings were Scandinavian explorers, warriors, traders, and pirates. They traded, explored, raided and settled in many parts of Europe and the North Atlantic islands.