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The Dark Ages

  • Period: 476 to Jan 1, 1300

    The Dark Ages

  • 568

    Lombard Invasion

    Lombard Invasion
    The Lombards take advantage of Italy's weakness due to wars with the Ostrogoths and Eastern Roman Empire. They were opposed by Pope Gregory I and were sent to the Franks.
  • Jan 1, 772

    The Frankish Conquests

    The Frankish Conquests
    Between the years of 772-814 the Frankish conquered all of Germany's lands and all of Northern Italy under the reign of Charlemagne. This expanded the Frankish empire to the east and west and allowed for further expansion to other regions and countries.
  • Oct 1, 800

    Holy Roman Emperor

    Holy Roman Emperor
    Charlemagne is crowned by the Pope as the first Holy Roman Emperor.
  • Jan 1, 936

    Life of Otto I the Great

    Life of Otto I the Great
    Otto the Great lived from 936 to 973 and was considered to be the founder of the Holy Roman Empire and was crowned an emperor by the Pope in 962.
  • Jan 1, 987

    Capetian Rule over France

    Capetian Rule over France
    During the period between 987 and 1328, the Capetian kings ruled over France. They built up France from small territorial regions to larger, powerful regions.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    The Battle of Hastings was fought over the rivalry succession of the English throne after King Edward's death. William, the Duke of Normandy, and Harold, a friend of the late Edward, both claimed rights to the English throne. William quickly won the battle and was crowned king of England. This battle was later given the nickname of "the battle that changed history" because it directly and indirectly changed the law, language and culture of England.
  • Sep 23, 1122

    Concordat of Worms

    Concordat of Worms
    The Concordat of Worms was an agreement between the Pope and the emperor. It ended the power struggles between the church and the government and left both parties happy with the results. Both sides were given certain freedoms and powers but were equal for both.
  • Oct 21, 1209

    Oxford

    Oxford
    Students left Oxford because of turmoil of the University of Cambridge.