The Dark Ages

  • 476

    The Fall of Rome

    This is the time when Rome got attacked and inhabitted by the Visigoths.
  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Dark Ages

  • 481

    Clovis becomes king of Franks

    Clovis became chief of his tribe when he was around the age of sixteen. He proved a good leader and a powerful warrior. He was also very ambitious, and he soon managed to depose and eliminate other chiefs and seize control of their tribes
  • 507

    Defeat of the Visigoths

    The Franks under Clovis defeat the Visigoths in the Battle of Vouille, forcing them to retreat into spain.
  • Jan 1, 698

    Battle of Carthage

    Third major act of the Third Punic War between the Phoenician city of Carthage in Africa.
  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemagne

    Charlemagne is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Jan 1, 896

    Alfred, King of England, defeats Danish invaders

    Alfred gained a victory over the Danes at Ashdown in 871, and succeeded Ethelred as king in April 871 after a series of battles in which the Danes had been defeated.
  • Jan 1, 988

    Christianity reaches Russia.

    The spread of Christianity reaches Russia when prince Vladimir converted to the Othidox
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    This occured during the Norman conquest of England between the Norman-French army of King William II of Normandy and the English.
  • Dec 25, 1066

    King William I The Conqueror

    King William I had 4 sons and 6 daughters. William suppressed a Saxon revolt in the southwest of England. William's Earls are given lands driving out the Anglo Saxon lords.
  • Jan 1, 1244

    Welsh Prince Gruffydd

    The Welsh Prince Gruffydd was imprisoned and fell to his death in a bid to escape.