Start of the Dark AgesRomulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is removed from office. This event signifies the fall of Rome, and the beginning of the Middle Ages.
King ClovisClovis, the King of the Franks, takes control over French and Belgium territories and converts himself and his new territories to Christianity.
Justinian I becomes emperorOn this date, Justinian I, becomes the emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire
Justinian's Code of LawThis is the year that Justinian's Code of Law is created. This written code of laws resembles the modern-day Bill of Rights.
The plague at ConstantinopleFrom the years 541 to 543, the Bubonic Plague infects the city of Constantinople.
Oct 10, 732
Battle of ToursThis date marks the end of the battle, where the army of Charles Martel, a.k.a. Charles the Hammer, comes out victorious, after stopping the Muslim armies from completely invading Western Europe.
Jan 1, 742
The reign of CharlemagneFrom the years 742 to 814, Charlemagne (French for Charles the Great) ruled the Frankish Empire, and created the Carolingian Empire.
Aug 1, 843
Treaty of VerdunThis is the treaty that ended the Carolingian Civil War.
Oct 14, 1066
The Battle of HastingsDuring this battle, the Norman army went on a conquest, and successfully captured England from the English. This event happened near Hastings, England. This battle changed English history.
Jan 1, 1096
First CrusadeThis was an expedition that lasted from the years 1096-1099. In this event, European Christians raided the Islamic Empire in order to reclaim Jerusalem, their Holy Land.