Middle Ages

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  • Period: 500 to Jan 1, 1500

    Middle Ages

    The Middle Ages era
  • Jan 1, 600

    Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire began
  • Jan 1, 1066

    Norman Conquest

    The conquest of England by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror) after the Battle of Hastings
  • Jan 1, 1096

    First Crusades

    Christian rulers of Europe organized crusades to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims.
  • Nov 8, 1147

    Second Crusade

    the city of Edessa was taken by the Turks, and the entire population was slaughtered, or sold into slavery. this made the entire West into a state of the greatest alarm
  • Nov 9, 1159

    Third Crusade

    caused by the capture of Jerusalem in 1187. great rulers set out, each at the head of a large army, for the recovery of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
  • Nov 9, 1215

    Magna Carta

    document that King of England was forced to sign. The Magna Carta reduced the power he held as the King and allowed for the formation of a powerful parliament. The Magna Carta became the basis for English citizen's rights.
  • Nov 9, 1295

    Marco Polo

    Publishes his tales of China. People have a broad interest in learning about foreighn coutries
  • Nov 9, 1337

    100 year war

    War between King of England and France. The high number of sieges in the Hundred Years War led to the development of technology with new siege engines and the use of the longbow as an English weapon - the power of the mounted knights came to an end
  • Nov 9, 1347

    Bubonic Plague

    Tracing back to the Mongols, a disease was spread throughout Europe. It killed 1/3 of the population. It spread through rats and fleas.
  • Nov 9, 1378

    Great Schism

    occurred in in Western Christendom. There were three popes and the council elected one.
  • Nov 9, 1429

    Joan of Arc

    Led the resistance to the English invasion of France in the Hundred Years War.