Clovis Conquers Most of France and BelgiumClovis conquers most of France and Belgium, while converting his territories to Western Catholic Christianity.
Period: 500 to Dec 31, 1500
Dec 25, 800
Charlemagne is Crowned EmperorCharlemagne is crowned emperor by the pope in Rome. He is the oldest son of Pepin the Short. He is able to establish schools in all bishoprics and monasteries during his time as emperor.
Dec 31, 814
Charlemagne DiesCharlemagne dies without leaving successors to rule the Carolingian dynasty. His sole surviving son, Louis the Pious, takes his inheritance.
Oct 14, 1066
Battle of HastingsWilliam the Conqueror invades England (King of England and the Duke of Normandy). The battle was his attack to claim his right as the English King.
Dec 31, 1096
The First Crusade BeginsThe Europeans attack Muslim Turks to try to take back their land Jerusalem.
Dec 31, 1170
The First European Windmill is DevelopedThe mill rotated by the direction of the wind and this was required because in North-Western Europe, wind directions are are constantly changing. They were very large and built out of wood. It was also attached to a barn like structure, unlike the tall metal ones we see today.
Dec 31, 1189
Richard the Lionhearted Becomes English KingHe is the son of Henry ll and he rules for ten years. His rule is set up just like his fathers. Ministers take his place when he is not there to raise taxes and support for the crusades.
Dec 31, 1300
The Great Schism BeginsThe Great Schism was when they decided to divide the churches into the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
Dec 31, 1347
The Black Death enters EuropeThe Black Death is brought over to Europe from China and reoccurs frequently until the fifteenth century. The Black Death is a combination of bubonic and pneumonic plagues. The Black Death killed of 30% or 25 million people of the population and this disease tried to be cured in many unsucessful ways such as flagellant.
Dec 31, 1429
Joan of Arc Leads the French TroopsA young peasant girl who is born in France, basically joins the army and leads french troops into wars with several successful wins.
Dec 31, 1430
The capture of Joan of ArcJoan of Arc is captured by Burgundians and taken to England. She was accused of being a witch so she was publicly burned alive.
Dec 31, 1453
The Hundred Years War EndsThe final battle was against the French after Joan of Arc was burned on the stake. While King Henry Vll was in rule he launched an attack on France because they were against making peace with the French.