Dark ages

The Dark Ages

  • 476

    Fall of Rome

    Fall of Rome
    The fall of Rome, which marks the beggining of the Dark Ages. This is due to the lack of econominc stimulation and to some extent, the political rule Rome had excercised on most of Western Europe.
  • Period: 476 to Dec 31, 1450

    The Dark Ages

  • 526

    Pope John I dies

    Pope John I dies
    Pope John I is imprisoned on his return to Italy from Constantinople where he dies from starvation. He is remembered as a marytr.
  • 570

    Birth of a prophet

    Birth of a prophet
    The future prophet of Islam, Muhammad Ibn is was born in the city of Mecca.
  • May 1, 637

    Jerusalem Taken

    Jerusalem Taken
    Jerusalem was taken by Muslim invaders after being under seige for about six months.
  • Jan 1, 866

    Torture Condemmned

    Torture Condemmned
    Pope Nicholas V and the Church deeply frowned upon the use of torture, claiming "a confession should be voluntary" . Despite this torture was still commonly practiced.
  • Jan 1, 980

    The Varangian Guard

    The Varangian Guard
    Emperor Basil II of the Byzantine empire recieves a gift of 6000 men from a Russian prince named Vlaamir of Kiev. They were made into body guards called the Varangian Guard who were reknowned for being extremely loyal.
  • Feb 1, 1097

    The First Crusade

    The First Crusade
    The Christian army of the first crusade arrives in Constantinople sometime in February or March
  • Jan 1, 1212

    Spain takes back their land from Muslims

    Spain takes back the Iberaisn peninsula from it's Muslim occupants in the name of Christianity.
  • Oct 5, 1340

    100 Year War

    100 Year War
    The 100 year war began in the year 328 when the king of France died with no children. With nobody to sucess him, The king of Britan, Edward III had a good claim thanks to his mother being the aunt of the dead king. French nobles put somebody else on the thrown who had less of a right, and the 100 year war began. It was mostly fought on French soil and in the English Channel. It ended in 1475 with a treaty signed after the French had driven out their English occupants.
  • Oct 7, 1346

    Plague reaches Constantinople

    Plague reaches Constantinople
    The bubonic plague, or Black Death reached the capital of the Byzintine empire Constantinople killing thousands daily.