Medieval History

  • 180

    Roman Empire at its largest

    Roman Empire at its largest
    At 180 AD the Roman Empire was at its peak covering most of Europe. The Romans were the best army at the time controlling everything.
  • 250

    First Sawmill

    First Sawmill
    Dating to the second half of the 3rd century AD, the first sawmill was invented. A sawmill is a machine where logs are cut into boards. This was a very useful invention.
  • 410

    The Sack of Rome

    The Sack of Rome
    The Sack of Rome occurred on August 24, 410 AD. The city was attacked by the Visigoths, led by Alaric I. This was the first time in almost 800 years that Rome had fallen to an enemy.
  • 476

    Death of Romulus Augustus

    Death of Romulus Augustus
    Born perhaps around 460 AD – died after 476 AD. Romulus was the last Western Roman Emperor. His depostion by Odoacer lead to the fall of Rome and the start of the Middle Ages.
  • Period: 580 to Feb 1, 620

    King Arthur

    King Arthur was a legendary British leader who lead the defence of Britain agaisnt the Saxons invaders in the early 6th century. He supposedly invented the "Knights of the Round Table" which was where there was a round table so everyone was equal and there was no head.
  • Jan 1, 638

    Jerusalem captured by Muslims

    Jerusalem captured by Muslims
    In 638 AD, Jerusalem was taken by the Muslims.
  • Jan 28, 742

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne
    Charlemagne was born at 742 AD and died in January 28th 814 AD. He was King of the Franks in 768 AD. Charlemangne was engaged in almost every battle throughout his reign, often at the head of his elite sacara squadrons, with his legendary sword called Joyeuse. After 30 years of war he conquered Saxonia and proceeded to convert the conquered to Christianity. He was a very victorious king winning many battles. He was a intelligent, heroic and brave king. A true man to remember.
  • Jan 1, 789

    First Viking Attack

    First Viking Attack
    In 789 AD, the Saxons of northen Britain were attacked by three longships from Denmark. The viking raider stole, killed and burned villages.
  • Jan 1, 793

    Second Viking Attack

    Second Viking Attack
    In 793 AD, the Vikings sailed across the North Sea to a small monastery in north-east England called Lindisfarne. This was the second Viking attack on Britain
  • Jan 1, 865

    Third Viking Attack

    Third Viking Attack
    In 865 AD, the Danish Viking formed a large army and attacked Britain successfully taking over.
  • Jun 1, 1022

    Hadrain's Wall

    Hadrain's Wall
    Lasting from 122 AD- 128 AD, the wall was built by the great Roman Emperor Hadrain to seperate the Celts from the north and the Roman Empire in the south. The wall was made from stone and ran 80 miles long. It was 3 meters wide and 6 meters high.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1028 to Sep 9, 1087

    William the Conqueror

    William was the first Norman King of Engalnd from 1066-1087 AD. Before his conquest of England, he was know as William the Bastard. He was involved in the Battle of Hastings (1066 AD)
  • Jan 5, 1066

    Edward the Confessor dead

    Edward the Confessor dead
    King Edward was one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings ruling from
    1042 AD-1066 AD. Edward the Confesser died at 1066 AD.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings
    On the 14th of October the Battle of Hastings erupted between the Norman army and the British army. This was a part of the Norman conquest of Britain. Harold II was killed during the battle, he was one of the last English kings to die during the Battle on British soil. The Norman army came out victorious.
  • Jan 1, 1099

    First Crusade

    First Crusade
    The First Crusade (1096 AD–1099 AD) was a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the East (632 AD–661 AD), ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099 AD.
  • Period: Mar 5, 1133 to Jul 6, 1189

    King Henry II

    Henry was an energetic and ruthless ruler, driven by desire to restore the lands of his royal grandfather. In 1149 AD King Henry attempted the invade London but was driven back to Normandy.
    1150 AD Henry was given the title Duke of Normandy by his father at the age of 17.
  • Jan 1, 1147

    Second Crusade

    Second Crusade
    The Second Crusade - 1147 AD - 1149 AD. The Cause of the Second Crusade - The Fall and Massacre at Edessa
  • Jan 1, 1190

    Thrid Crusade

    Thrid Crusade
    Saladin manages to unite the Muslim world and recapture Jerusalem.
  • Jan 1, 1248

    Seventh Crusade

    Seventh Crusade
    The loss of Jerusalem in 1244 produced a new crusade, after it was urged at the council of Lyons in 1245.
  • Jan 1, 1289

    Invention of Eyeglasses

    Invention of Eyeglasses
    Around 1289 AD was the invention of eyeglasses. This was a very useful invention. The inventor was unknown.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    The Black Death

    The Black Death
    The black plague lasted 2 years from 1348 to 1350. Thought to have started in China, it was carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. It spread throughout the Mediterranean and Europe. The Black Death is estimated to have wiped out 30–60% of Europe's population.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    The Renaissance

    From about 1400 to 1600, a movement was introduced called the Renaissance. It started in the Late Middle Ages and it was basically the revival of literature and art. It started in Itay, and spread throughout Europe. All the famous painting like the Mona Lisa or The Birth of Venus were done in the Renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1455

    The Wars of the Roses begin

    The Wars of the Roses begin
    The Wars of the Roses was a series of civil wars for the throne of England. It was between 2 rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet, the house Lancaster and York.