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Dark Ages

  • Period: 400 to Dec 31, 1300

    Dark Ages

    This is about the amount of time that the Dark Ages lasted for.
  • 410

    The Roman Empire Falls

    The Roman Empire Falls and Visigoths and other Germanic tribes conquer Rome. Rome's population dwindled and the people needed protection.
  • Period: Jan 1, 800 to Dec 31, 900

    Carolingian Renaissance

    A period of intellectual and cultural revival in Europe.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings was a battle between the Norman-French army. It marked the last time a foreign invasion of the British Isles had been successful.
  • Period: Nov 27, 1096 to Jul 15, 1099

    The First Crusade

    The First Crusade was an attempt by Western Christianity to regain the Holy Lands taken by the Muslims. It resulted in the recapture of Jerusalem.
  • Period: Jan 21, 1189 to Sep 2, 1192

    The Third Crusade

    It was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin. It was successful but fell short of its goal - the reconquest of Jerusalem.
  • Jun 10, 1215

    The Magna Carta is signed

    The Magna Carta was the first document forced onto and English king by a group of his subjects in an attempt to limit his powers and protect their privilages.
  • Period: Oct 28, 1347 to Oct 28, 1352

    The Black Death

    The Black Death was caused by the bubonic and the pneumonic plague. It killed almost half of Europes population and it took about 200 years for the population to get to what it once was.