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LEGO Medieval History - Events

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  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Fall of Rome
    Odoacer deposes Emperor Romulus Augustulus - seen by many as the end of the western Roman Empire k1089
  • Aug 15, 778

    Battle of Roncevaux Pass

    Battle of Roncevaux Pass
    Battle of Roncevaux Pass = As the forces of Charlemagne were returning to France from action in Spain, the rear guard was ambushed and defeated by Basque forces. The battle was later remembered in the Song of Roland. DNL
  • Jun 8, 793

    Raid of Lindisfarne

    Raid of Lindisfarne
    Raid of Lindisfarne, a tidal island off the northest coast of England, marks the start of the Viking Age - Dillon
  • Aug 10, 991

    Battle of Maldon

    Battle of Maldon
    Battle of Maldon - defeat of the English by Vikings in southeast England, King Aethelred later paid Danegeld, or a ransom to the Vikings to prevent further attacks, the battle was immortalized in a poem of the same name -DTG Productions
  • Mar 1, 1000

    Congress of Gniezno

    Congress of Gniezno
    Congress of Gniezno - meeting and pledge of friendship between Duke Bolesław I Chrobry of Poland and Holy Roman Emperor Otto III - Kamzel
  • Jan 1, 1001

    Leif Ericson discovers North America

    Leif Ericson discovers North America
    Leif Ericson landed in what he named Vinland (today's Newfoundland). He and his crew established a termporary settlement for the winter before returning to Greenland. Jansen (shown), Athos, Bleyledawn
  • Jan 1, 1001

    Coronation of Stephen I of hungary

    Coronation of Stephen I of hungary
    Stephen I prevailed in a struggle against his uncle to succeed his father as grand prince of Hungary. Pope Silvester II recognized Hungary as an independant nation with Stephen as king. Stephen consolodated the people of Hungary under his rule and promoted the spread of Christianity. Athos
  • Jan 1, 1028

    Cnut commands the sea

    Cnut commands the sea
    Cnut the Great - King of England, Denmark and Norway, flatterers told Cnut that he could even command the seas. As a demonstration of humility, Cnut showed that he could not. This story, recorded by Henry of Huntingdon a century later, may be apocryphyl. James Pegrum
  • Jan 1, 1044

    Invention of gunpowder

    Invention of gunpowder
    Gunpowder was developed in China sometime between 500 and 900, but the earliest record of chemical formulation dates to 1044 in the military text Wujing Zongyao. Athos
  • Sep 25, 1066

    Battle of Stamford Bridge

    Battle of Stamford Bridge
    Battle of Stamford Bridge - The English forces under King Harold Godwinson soundly defeated the invading Norwegian army, largely ending Viking into England. Unfortunately for Harold, three weeks later he was killed at the Battle of Hastings as William invaded from the south. SlyOwl
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    Battle of Hastings Norman forces under William the Conqueror defeated the English under Harold II bringing French domination to Britain - Frank-Lloyd-Knight (shown), Antilles12
  • Jan 25, 1077

    Penance of Henry IV

    Penance of Henry IV
    To resolve conflict between Henry IV of the Holy Roman Empire and Pope Gregory VII over the relative power of church and state, Henry walked to Canossa where he did penance to the Pope and received forgiveness. A few years later, though, the conflict resumed and Henry invaded Rome. Jojo
  • Jul 15, 1099

    Fall of Jerusalem

    Fall of Jerusalem
    The First Crusade was called by Pope Urban II to aid the Byzantine Empire against invading Muslim Turks, but the focus quickly turned to retaking the Holy Land. This campaign ended with the Siege of Jerusalem, leading to the establishment of the Catholic Kingdom of Jerusalem. Aliencat (shown), Vohfur Serterun
  • Aug 2, 1100

    Death of William II of England

    Death of William II of England
    William II - An unpopular king of England from 1087-1100, William was killed in a hunting accident. Many, though, believe that this was a murder. William was succeeded by his younger brother, Henry I of England. - James Pegrum
  • Dec 29, 1170

    Murder of Thomas Becket

    Murder of Thomas Becket
    Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury and former Lord Chancellor of England was murdered by supporters of King Henry II after Becket and Henry came into conflict over the rights of the church. Becket was canonised by the Pope two years later. Jojo (shown), James Pegrum
  • Apr 1, 1180

    Truce between Saladin and Baldwin

    Truce between Saladin and Baldwin
    Truce - In the Spring of 1180, Sultan Saladin of Egypt agreed to a truce with the Crusade king Baldwin - Pietro
  • Oct 2, 1187

    Siege of Jerusalem

    Siege of Jerusalem
    Siege of Jerusalem Surrender of the city to Saladin, brought the first Kingdom of Jerusalem to a close, inspring the Third Crusade to attempt to retake the Holy Land. Kai Perdelwitz (shown), TheBrickAvenger
  • Jun 15, 1215

    Signing of the Magna Carta

    Signing of the Magna Carta
    Magna Carta - An uprising by the barons against the unpopular King John forced him to sign the Magna Carta, which limited his powers and is seen as an important step towards modern constitutional governments. Captain Nemo (shown), James Pegrum
  • Apr 5, 1242

    Battle of Lake Peipus

    Battle of Lake Peipus
    Battle on the Ice - the Northern Crusades brought the Teutonic Knights against pagans and Orthodox Christians alike - this battle was fought on a frozen lake on the modern border between Estonia and Russia - Stone Goblin
  • Jan 1, 1297

    Raid of Scone

    Raid of Scone
    Raid of Scone - after defeating the English at Loudon Hill, William Wallace retook Scone, Scotland from them, very important because Scone was the site of the coronation of Scottish kings - Blake Baer
  • Sep 11, 1297

    Battle of Stirling Bridge

    Battle of Stirling Bridge
    Battle of Stirling Bridge - Scottish forces under Andrew Moray and William Wallace defeat the English in central Scotland, proving that infantry could withstand heavy cavalry, preceded Wallace's raid into northern England - Dan GFerdy Wallace
  • Jul 11, 1302

    Battle of the Golden Spurs

    Battle of the Golden Spurs
    Battle of the Golden Spurs - Important battle in the history of Flemish independence from French domination, also notable because it showed that an organized militia infantry could defeat an army of mounted heavy knights. Tanotrooper (shown), Albatross_Viking
  • Jun 24, 1340

    Battle of Sluys

    Battle of Sluys
    Battle of Sluys - Sea battle at the start of the Hundred Years War, the fleet of Edward III decisively defeated the forces of Philip VI, giving the English control of the English Channel - Cashlego
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Black Death

    Black Death
    Black Death devastates Europe - Evan B (shown), Tim Inman, DARKspawn, BreadMan, Januson
  • Jan 1, 1358

    Hanseatic League

    Hanseatic League
    A growing network of agreements over two centuries between trading guilds in different port cities centered around Lübeck, Germany was formalized as the Hanseatic League in 1358. This league dominated trade in the Baltic and North Seas for the next three centuries. Kris Kelvin
  • Jul 15, 1410

    Battle of Grunwald

    Battle of Grunwald
    Battle of Grunwald - In one of the largest battles of Medieval Europe, Polish and Lithuanian forces defeated the Teutonic Knights, marking the rise to prominence in Eastern Europe of the Polish-Lithuanian Union. Lugpol
  • Sep 22, 1415

    Capture of Harfleur

    Capture of Harfleur
    Capture of Harfleur by the forces of Henry V at the start of the Hundred Years War - by Reejoc
  • Oct 25, 1415

    Battle of Agincourt

    Battle of Agincourt
    Battle of Agincourt - English king Henry V led his outnumbered 'band of brothers' to victory against the French, during the Hundred Years War - Cashlego (shown), Roydster, Evanescence4life14, Jake D
  • Jul 30, 1419

    First Defenestration of Prague

    First Defenestration of Prague
    First Defenestration of Prague - A mob of Hussites stormed the Prague town hall where they killed several town officials. This act helped lead the way to the Hussite Wars. Thire5
  • May 7, 1429

    Siege of Orléans

    Siege of Orléans
    Siege of Orléans - during the Hundred Years War, the French had been beaten back by the English ever since Agincort in 1415, the English besieged Orléans in 1428, but the tide turned after the arrival of Joan of Arc, leading to French victory - Jamerco (shown), Stvfarn
  • May 30, 1431

    Execution of Joan of Arc

    Execution of Joan of Arc
    Execution of Joan of Arc - Jeanne D'Arc, the maid of Orléans and inspirational leader of the French, was captured by the Burgundians at Compiègne and turned over to the English, condemned as a heretic and executed - Yaron Dori (shown), Raymond Hanus
  • Nov 29, 1453

    Fall of Constantinople

    Fall of Constantinople
    Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans at the end of an almost two month long siege, marking the end of the Byzantine Empire in the east - Artizan
  • Sep 27, 1480

    Spanish Inquisition

    Spanish Inquisition
    Spanish Inquisition - Established by Ferdinand and Isabella to ensure the orthodoxy of 'conversos' from Judaism and Islam. Athos
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus lands in the Bahamas

    Columbus lands in the Bahamas
    Christopher Columbus sailed west from Spain to find Asia, but instead landed in the Bahamas. Frank Brick Wright (shown), Anthony Y, Athos
  • Jul 2, 1505

    Thunderstorm conversion

    Thunderstorm conversion
    As a young man, Martin Luther was caught in a severe thunderstorm. When a bolt of lightning struck very near to him, he cried out to Saint Anne that if he was saved he would become a monk. True to his word, two weeks later he left his study of the law to enter an Augustinian order. - Jojo
  • Oct 31, 1517

    Start of the Reformation

    Start of the Reformation
    Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation - Jojo (shown), Wunztwice
  • Nov 8, 1520

    Stockholm Bloodbath

    Stockholm Bloodbath
    In the Stockholm Bloodbath, Danish forces under the command of King Christian II executed 80-90 nobles opposed to the union of Sweden with Denmark and Norway. Maedhros
  • Apr 16, 1521

    Diet of Worms

    Diet of Worms
    Martin Luther appears before the Diet of Worms to defend his critiques of Catholic doctrine - Wunztwice (shown), Jojo
  • May 4, 1521

    Abduction of Martin Luther

    Abduction of Martin Luther
    As he was traveling home from the Diet of Worms, Luther was 'abducted' by soldiers of his patron Prince Frederick and hidden in Wartburg Castle to protect him from forces opposed to the Reformation - <a href="">Jojo</a>
  • Jan 1, 1522

    Luther translates the New Testament

    Luther translates the New Testament
    While hiding out at Wartburg Castle in 1521 and 1522, Martin Luther completed his translation of the New Testament into German. Legend holds that at one point during his work he was confronted by the devil, whom he drove away by throwing an inkwell. - Jojo (shown), Wunztwice
  • Mar 1, 1535

    Dissolution of the Monasteries

    Dissolution of the Monasteries
    Dissolution of the Monasteries - after breaking with the Roman Catholic Church in 1534, Henry VIII disbanded monasteries and other religious institutions throughout England, Wales and Ireland and took their land and other assets - SlyOwl
  • Jul 6, 1535

    Execution of Thomas More

    Execution of Thomas More
    Thomas More was Lord Chancellor of England, but resigned and was later tried and executed over his opposition to Henry VIII's separation of England from the Catholic Church Athos
  • Oct 6, 1536

    Execution of William Tyndale

    Execution of William Tyndale
    William Tyndale was an important player in the English Reformation and a translator of the Bible into English. He was executed for his opposition to Henry VIII's divorce - Wunztwice (shown), Egypt, Ian Spacek
  • Nov 15, 1577

    Francis Drake circumnavigates the globe

    Francis Drake circumnavigates the globe
    Sir Francis Drake, sponsored by Queen Elizabeth cicled the globe in three years in a fleet led by his flagship, the Golden Hinde. Rufus and Pandora (shown), t-brick, James Pegrum
  • Gunpowder plot

    Gunpowder plot
    Gunpowder plot - A plot to blow up the House of Lords was thwarted. Guy Fawkes and others had wanted to overthrow King James in favor of a Catholic queen, but instead were executed. C Baldacci (shown), James Pegrum, JamesW
  • Assassination of Henry IV of France

    Assassination of Henry IV of France
    Assassinatio of Henry IV - Involved in the French Wars of Religion, first as a Protestant, but he converted to Catholicism to gain the throne. As king he assured rights to Protestants, helping end the conflict, but he was assassinated by a Catholic fanatic who opposed his reforms. TheBrickAvenger
  • Galileo before the inquisition

    Galileo before the inquisition
    Galileo was found "vehemently suspect of heresy" for his recalcitrance betfore the inquisition regarding his heliocentric views - Annie Preston
  • Great fire of London

    Great fire of London
    Great fire of London - four day fire that largely gutted central London - James Pegrum