middle agesIn the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or Medieval Period lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery.
byzantine empirestraddling two continents Europe and Asia, the byzantine empire gives rise to a new church in the east, the Eastern orthodox.
rule of justian lduring his reign over the byzantine empire, Justinian I rebuilds the city of Constantinople and creates a systematic body of law known as Justinians code
charemagne's reignas a ruler of the franks, charlemagne unifies nearly all the christian lands of Europe into a single empire
excommunication of Henry lvHenry iv, emperor of the holy roman empire. is excommunicated for the roman catholic church after disputing pop Gregory vll's decision that kings could not appoint church officials
magna cartaking john of England accepts Magna Carta, under which he agrees to protect the rights and privileges and nobles
Model ParliamentKing Edward I creates the model parliament, a governing body that includes commoners, church officials, and nobles
Hundred years' warThe Hundred years' war, a series of wars between England and France. Shifts power from Feudal lords to monarchs and common people.
Bubonic Plague Reaches EuropeThe bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, Reaches Europe after sweeping across Asia. The Plague forces a shift on the power from nobles to the common people.