Romans leave western Europe
Jul 4, 700
Moors start raiding Spain.By 700AD, the Visigothic kingdom was disintegrating totally and with Toledo, its main city, being ravished by famine, disease and internal disputes, the scenario was perfect for the Muslim invasion which ensued.
By 711, the Arabs and Berbers had converted to the Islamic religion which was dominating the rest of northern Africa. A speculative raiding party of 10,000 soldiers, led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad, crossed the Straits of Gibraltar and defeated the Visigothic army of King Roderic at the Battle o
Jul 21, 793
Vikings start raiding EuropeVikings raided europe from the beginning of the sixth century to the end of the eight century.
the european mainland was more or less free of external invasion.
Jan 28, 814
The Charlemagne diesCharlemagne lived into his early seventies but after an illness he died and was buried in the basilica that he had built in Aachen. Charlemagne was succeeded by Louis the Pious who was the only surviving legitimate son. http://www.btinternet.com/~timeref/hstt32.htm#J2844
Oct 1, 959
Edgar becomes King of EnglandAt the death of Eadwig, Edgar became King of England. He appointed Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury. http://www.btinternet.com/~timeref/hstt38.htm
Oct 14, 1066
Battle of HastingsThe Battle of Hastings took place on Saturday 14th of October 1066. The leaders of the Battle of Hastings were Duke William of Normandy and King Harold of William. The Normans win the Battle of Hastings and the Norman conquest of England follows. http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/middle-ages-history.htm
Jul 30, 1215
The Magna CartaThe Magna Carta is a document that King John of England (1166 - 1216) was forced into signing. King John was forced into signing the charter because it greatly reduced the power he held as the King of England and allowed for the formation of a powerful parliament. The Magna Carta became the basis for English citizen's rights. http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/magna-carta.htm
Jun 24, 1340
The One Hundred Years WarThe Naval Battle of Sluys is just one of the 30battles that were fought in the one hundred years war in this certain battle the English won victory against the french. http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/battles-timeline-one-hundred-years-war.htm
Jul 30, 1349
The Black Death in EnglandThe Black Death occured from the years 1348-1350. The Black Death victims in the Middle Ages were terrified of the deadly disease. The plague held a massive mortality rate between 30 and 40%. Victims had no idea what had caused the disease. Neither did the physicians in the Middle Ages.
Aug 22, 1485
King Henry the VIIThe day was 22 August 1485; the battlefield was to be named after the small neighboring town of Market Bosworth; the fallen King was the third and ablest of English monarchs who bore the name Richard; and the man whom the battle made a king was to be the seventh and perhaps the greatest of those who bore the name Henry. http://www.tudorhistory.org/henry7/
Oct 30, 1485
Henry Tudor (Henry VII) is crowned king of EnglandBeing the first Tudor King of England, establishing the Tudor Dynasty. His victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field overthrew Richard III and effectively put an end to the Wars of the Roses. Henry is also known for his extreme frugality and his ability as an administrator. He was responsible for the beginning of the Star Chamber, a closed court that answered to no one but the king. http://historymedren.about.com/od/hwho/p/who_henry7.htm
Period:450toDec 31, 1500