Europe in the Middle Ages By ElainaSaizon 476 Fall Of Rome They got sacked and they fell apart. This caused the Dark Ages. 500 Catholic Church Is Now In Charge The Dark Ages casued this to happen, this was after the Fall of Rome and it lead to Feudalism. Jan 1, 700 Feudalism This was the time that Kings and Nobles started to gain power. This was after the Catholic Church was in charge. It lead to The Crusades. Jan 1, 1100 The Crusades The cause of this was when the Muslims took over the Holy Land. The effects lead to trade increases between Europeans and the Asians. This lead to Feudalism Weakens. Jan 1, 1200 Feudalism Weakens The Crusades caused this. It lead to the Kings gaining more power, and nations starting to form. Plus competition increases. It leads to The Reinaissance. Jan 1, 1350 The Reinassance The Bubonic Plague was also one of the reasons for the Reinassance. It was the rebirth of Greek and Roman empires. It lead to The Printing Press. Jan 1, 1450 The Printing Press The Reinassance is what caused the Printing Press. It allowed more books to be accessible and the Bible. It also helps spread the Reinassance. Gutenburg invented the printing press.