Middle ages project

  • 476

    Fall of Roman Empire

    Second class citizons got first class rights, this means that everyone is of equal power so no one person or groups are more powerfull than the other. The Patricians, the ones that founded the empire, lost interest. Around 345 a.d the dark ages started. This is when the vikings and vandals went around and burned everything. No documents of any kind were left behind because they were all burned. This is why it is called the dark ages.
  • Nov 4, 1066

    William the Conqueror of Normandy-battle of Hastening

    In the Battle of Hastings it is believed that William lost approximately 2,000 men, while the Saxons suffered around 4,000. Among the Saxon dead was King Harold.
  • Nov 4, 1095

    The Crusades

    The Crusades were religious conflicts during the High Middle Ages through the end of the Late Middle Ages. Pope Urban II claimed the first crusade in 1095 with the goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem. Followed were six major Crusades against Muslim territories in the east. Numerous minor ones as part of a 200-year struggle for control of the Holy Land that ended in failure.
  • Nov 4, 1215

    Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges. The charter was an important part of the historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in the English speaking world.
  • Nov 4, 1300

    The commercial reveloution

    The Commercial Revolution was a period of European economic expansion, colonialism, and mercantilism. This lasted from the 16th century until the mid 18th century when the industrial reveloution began. Europeans have rediscovered spices, silks, and other commodities that are rare in Europe. This created a new desire for trade, and trade expanded in the second half of the Middle Ages. European nations began to build trade routes because of this reveloution.
  • Nov 4, 1315

    The Geat Famine (1315-1317)

    A famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by several factors including crop failure, population unbalance, or government policies. The great famine was the first of a series of large scale crises that struck Europe early in the fourteenth century. Starting with bad weather in 1315, crop failures lasted through 1316 until summer harvest in 1317. Europe did not fully recover until 1322. Many problems, besides hunger, were criminal activity, and the blaming of the church.
  • Nov 4, 1337

    Beginning of 100 years’ war

    The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts that began in 1337 between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of France for control of the French throne. The Edwardian War, was the first hostilities of the Hundred Years' War. The Edwardian War was driven by Edward III's goal to maintain power in Aquitaine and to assert his claim as the rightful king of France by unseating his rival Philip VI of France.
  • Nov 4, 1347

    Black plague (1347-1351)

    The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, killing an estimated 75 to 200 million people. The Black Death is thought to have originated in the arid plains of central Asia, where it then travelled along the Silk Road. From here it was carried by rats that eventually found their way onto ships. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population.
  • Nov 4, 1453

    End of 100 years’ war with England and France

    The Hundred Years' War was a time of rapid military evolution. Weapons, tactics, army structure and the social meaning of war all changed. Before the Hundred Years' War, heavy cavalry was considered the most powerful unit in an army, but by the war's end, this belief had shifted. The use of the longbow had replaced the need for heavy horses. Edward III was famous for dismounting his men-at-arms and have them and his archers stand in closely integrated battle lines.
  • Charlemagne's Empire

    Charlemagne, also known as Karl and Charles the Great, was an emperor who ruled alot of Western Europe from 768 to 814. In 771, Charlemagne became king of the Franks. This is a Germanic tribe in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and western Germany. His goal was to gather all the german people into one kingdom, and make all of them be christians.
  • Treaty of Verdun ends Charlemagne's empire

    The Treaty of Verdun was signed in August 843. This was the first of the treaties that divided the Carolingian Empire into three kingdoms between the three sons of Louis the Pious, the son of Charlemagne.