Middle Ages (Clayton McGar)

  • Oct 13, 610

    Islam is founded

    Is the monotheistic religion made by the Qur’an, a text considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God.
  • Oct 13, 732

    Battle of Tours

    A Moslem army, in a big search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe.
  • Oct 13, 1000

    Vikings Discover New World

    The Viking raiders who went from their Scandinavian home to pillage the coasts of northern Europe beginning in the 8th century.
  • Oct 13, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    The battle of Hastings took place in the year AD 1066 after a dispute over the succession to the English throne. The Battle of Hastings, both directly and indirectly, ushered in changes in English law, language and culture and laid the groundwork for the beginnings of the English feudal system.
  • Oct 13, 1095

    The First Crusade

    The leaders of the First Crusade included some of the most distinguished representatives of European knighthood. The months which followed the Council of Clermont were marked by an epidemic of religious excitement in western Europe.
  • Oct 13, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Abuses by King John caused a revolt by nobles who compelled him to execute this recognition of rights for both noblemen and regular Englishmen. It established the principle that no one, including the king or a lawmaker, is above the law.
  • Oct 13, 1254

    Marco Polo

    Marco Polo is famous for his travels through Asia. He was one of the first Europeans to travel into Mongolia and China. He became famous for his book that told the story of his travels along the Silk Road to China.
  • Oct 13, 1348

    Black Plague

    Coming out of the East, the Black Death reached the shores of Italy in the spring of 1348 unleashing a rampage of death across Europe unprecedented in recorded history. By the time the epidemic played itself out three years later, anywhere between 25% and 50% of Europe's population had fallen victim to the pestilence.
  • St. Benedict

    Benedict knew that power because he took the time to let it work within him. In the fifth century, the young Benedict went to Rome to finish his school. The subject that dominated a young man's study then was rhetoric -- the art of persuasive speaking.
  • Carolingian Renaissance

    Was an isolated phenomenon. Learning did not catch fire throughout Europe. Only in the royal court, schools was there any real focus on education.
  • Justinians Code

    Was the Emperor Justinian's desire that existing Roman law be collected into a simple and clear system of "code."
  • Period: to Aug 16, 1348

    Middle Ages (Clayton McGar)