Middle ages

The Dark Ages

  • 476

    Fall of the Roman Empire

    Fall of the Roman Empire
    When Romulus Augustus, the last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, was deposed by Odoacer, a Germanic chieftain.
  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Dark Ages

  • Jan 1, 778

    Battle of Roncesvaux Pass

    Battle of Roncesvaux Pass
    Basques defeat and kill Roland (legendary hero of the Chanson de Roland, at the rearguard of Charlemagne’s armies
  • Jan 1, 843

    Treaty of Verdun

    Treaty of Verdun
    Division of the Holy Roman empire among Lothair, Charles the Bald, and Louis the German, grandsons of Charlemagne and sons of Louis the Piou
  • Jan 1, 1054

    East- west Schism

    East- west Schism
    Between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church in 1054 formally divided the State church of the Roman Empire into Eastern (Greek) and Western (Latin) branches,
  • Oct 14, 1066

    The battles of Hastings

    The battles of Hastings
    A decisive battle resulting in the Norman conquest of England. The battle took place in Senlac Hill about 10 kms from Hastings.
  • Jan 1, 1087

    Domesday Book

    Domesday Book
    Is the record of the great survey of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086. The survey was executed for William I of England (William the Conqueror):
  • Jan 1, 1095

    The Crusades

    The Crusades
    Was a series of holy wars by the christian states of Europe against the Saracens.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Magna Carta
    An English charter, originally issued in the year 1215 and reissued later in the 13th century in modified versions, which included the most direct challenges to the monarch's authority to date.
  • Jan 1, 1227

    Death of Genghis Khan

    Death of Genghis Khan
    Leader of the Mongols created one of the largest empires in history, the Mongol Empire
  • Jan 1, 1231

    Start of Inquisition

    Start of Inquisition
    Fear of Jewish influence led Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to write a petition to the Pope asking permission to start an Inquisition in Spain.