European History

  • 476

    Collapse of the Roman Empire

    The most commonly found date for the fall of the Roman Empire is September 4, 476. Specifically, what happened on that date was that Odoacer, a Germanic general in the Roman army, deposed Romulus Augustulus, widely regarded as the last emperor of the West Roman Empire.
  • Period: 476 to Jan 31, 1066

    The Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages is considered dark as it is marked with the severe decline in Roman Culture.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1066 to Jan 1, 1400

    Feudal Europe

  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    It was a battle between the Norman-French army and the England Army.
  • Period: Nov 27, 1095 to Jan 1, 1099

    The First Crusade

    The First Crusade (1096–1099) was a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant (632–661), ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1348 to Jan 1, 1350

    Black Death

    The Black Death is the name given to a disease called the bubonic plague which was rampant during the Fourteenth Century. In fact, the bubonic plague affected England more than once in that century but its impact on English society from 1348 to 1350 was terrible. No amount of medical knowledge could help England when the bubonic plague struck. It was also to have a major impact on England’s social structure which lead to the Peasants Revolt of 1381.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1350 to Jan 1, 1550

    The Renaissance Era

    The Renaissance Period (1350-1550) was the transition period between the Medieval Era and the modern world. The word renaissance means "revival" or "rebirth".
    Three important explorers in the Renaissance era are; Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo.
  • May 30, 1431

    Death of Joan of Arc

    Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in France 1431. It is said that she was not killed but rescued.
  • The Great London Fire

    The Great London Fire started on the 2 September 1666. It lasted for four days(2nd,3rd,4th and teh 5th of September). Although the loss of life was minimal, the magnitude of the property loss was staggering. Some 430 acres, as much as 80% of the city proper was destroyed, including 13,000 houses, 89 churches, and 52 Guild Halls. Thousands of citizens found themselves homeless and financially ruined.
  • The Roman Empire

    This is the date the Roman Empire started