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The Dark Ages

  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Fall of Rome
    This is the day the Roman Empire fell
  • Jan 1, 630

    Muhammad takes Mecca

    Muhammad takes Mecca
    This is when the Muslim prophet Muhammad took 10,000 Muslim warriors and conquered Mecca. it was the beginning of the spread of Islam
  • Jan 1, 871

    Alfred the Great crowned king

    Alfred the Great crowned king
    Alfred was the first king of a united England
  • Jan 7, 1096

    First crusade

    First crusade
    This is the first time the Chistians invaded Arabia
  • Jan 1, 1163

    construction starts on Notre Dame

    construction starts on Notre Dame
    This was when the famous church started being built
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta written

    Magna Carta written
    This is when the Magna Carta, the first document to restrict the power of the king, was written and sealed by king John
  • Jan 1, 1271

    Ninth and final crusade

    Ninth and final crusade
    Thas was the last time the Christians attacked the Muslims
  • Jan 1, 1295

    Marco Polo releases his travels of China

    Marco Polo releases his travels of China
    This book showed England what China was like, and inspired some to travel there
  • Period: Oct 4, 1337 to Oct 4, 1453

    Hundred years' war

    A war between France and England over the throne of France
  • Jan 1, 1347

    The Black Plague spreads

    The Black Plague spreads
    In it's first year, the plague wiped out about 40% of Europe's population
  • Jan 1, 1372

    Canturbury tales written

    Canturbury tales written
    This is when Geoffrey Chaucer wrote the contraversial book, "The Canterbury Tales." It was the first time anyonein history had criticized the church. It was not the last