The Dark Ages

  • Period: 410 to Dec 31, 1375

    The Dark Ages

  • 415

    Vlad the Impaler

    He had ALL thieves impaled even if the only thing they stole was bread. First he had them publicly tortured and then impaled.
  • 527

    Justinian I

    Justinian the First becames Emperor of East Rome. Two years later, he publishes the Justinian Code of Law. This code of law stays for at least 5 years.
  • 570

    Birth of Muhammad

    Born into the Qyarash clan.
  • 590

    Gregory the Great

    Gregory the Great is crowned as Pope. He is known as the "Father of Christian Worship" because of his efforts to revise Roman worship. His writing is better than any Pope that has been his predecessor.
  • Nov 27, 1095

    The start of the First Crusade

    The First Crusade was started by a speech from Pope Urban I.
  • Jan 1, 1118

    The Knights Templar

    The Knights Templar was started partly by St. Bernard and based on the Cistercian one of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
  • Jan 1, 1198

    Pope Innocent III's Inaguration

    He was elected Pope at the age of 37. He had immense power and used it both constructively and destructively.
  • Jan 1, 1215

    Magna Carta

    Rules that limited the power of the King. King John of England forced to sign by his barons.
  • Jan 1, 1337

    Start of 100 year war

    The Housr of Valois and the Plantagenets both wanted to role as the King of France.
  • Jan 1, 1347


    The Black Pkague killed almost 1/3 of the European population. People believe that it came from rats travelling westward from China. A song was written about the Black Plague that children today sing, it's called Ring a Ring of Roses.