The Middle Ages

Timeline created by Brian Japadermawan
In History
  • Period: 400 to Jan 1, 1500

    Middle Ages

  • 476

    Western Roman Empires ends.

  • 520

    St. Benedict established the first monastery at Monte Cassino, Italy. He drew up a set of rules for the monks, which included vows of obedience, poverty and manual labor.

  • Jan 1, 711

    Moors start raiding Spain

  • Jan 1, 793

    Vikings start raiding Europe.

  • Jan 1, 800

    Charlemagne was crowned ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. This act symbolized a union of church and state.

  • Jan 1, 1066

    William of Normandy wins Battle of Hastings and becomes King of England.

  • Jan 1, 1066

    William invaded and conquered England. He defeated King Harold who was killed at the battle of Hastings. William brought feudalism and culture from France to England.

  • Jan 1, 1096

    Crusades start

  • Jan 1, 1100

    Small town start springing up Europe.

  • Oct 24, 1147

    Second Crusade was launched. This Crusade is generally considered to have been a failure.

  • Jan 1, 1189

    Third Crusade was one of the more successful. In it King Richard the Lion-Hearted obtained certain privileges for Christians from the Turkish ruler, Saladin.

  • Jan 1, 1192

    Minamoto Yoritomo becomes the first shogun of Japan.

  • Jan 1, 1215

    King John of England signs the Magna Carta.

  • Jan 1, 1275

    First meeting held in England of a parliament.

  • Jan 1, 1291

    Crusades ends.

  • Jan 1, 1337

    100 years war start

  • Jan 1, 1347

    Black Death breaks out in Europe.

  • Jan 1, 1381

    Wat Tyler leads a revolt of English peasants to win more freedom from landowners.

  • Jan 1, 1429

    Joan of Arc drives out the English from Orleans.

  • Oct 24, 1453

    100 years war ends.

  • Jan 1, 1485

    Henry Tudor (Henry VII) is crowned King of England.