Year 8 history

  • 552

    Introduction of Buddhism into Japan

    It took a long time for buddhism to travel from India to Japan but when it did it flourished and had an enormous impact on the Japanese civilization. Buddhism in Japan became very big. Chinese monks brought the newest developments in practice and scholarship to Japan.
  • Jun 19, 769

    King Chalemagne

    King Charlemagne was one of the most successful monarchs in history, he started ruling in 769 CE. He embarked on a mission to unite all Germanic peoples into one kingdom, and convert his subjects to Christianity, and that’s just what he did.
  • Jan 1, 793

    Viking Invasions

    The Vikings were from Scandinavia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, where the climate and weather conditions were harsh and they couldn’t grow crops as well as others places. They would sail in long boats that they would use for attacks. The vikings caused a lot of havoc across Ireland, Scotland and Conquered Half of England, and moved on to other European Countries and attacked along the coast.
  • Jun 1, 802

    Khmer Empire

    The Khmer Empire was one of the most powerful kingdoms in Southeast Asia, based in what is now Cambodia and flourishing from the 9th to the 13th century. The empire's official religions included Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism, until Theravada Buddhism prevailed, even among the lower classes, after its introduction from Sri Lanka in the 13th century. Modern researches by satellites have revealed Angkor to be the largest pre-industrial urban center in the world.
  • Jan 1, 936

    Otto The Great

    Otto the Great was the first Holy Roman Emperor since Charlemagne. He united the German Reich and made major developments for irreligious influence in papal politics. His time in power is generally considered to be the true beginning of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    battle of hastings

    battle of hastings
    The king had died. Harold Godwineson was named king. Much earlier, when Edward was alive, William of Normandy was told that he would be the next king of England. Even Harold of Wessex had agreed. Edward had changed his mind before he died. There he named Harold as the heir to the throne. William of Normandy decided that he would take the throne of England. Their values and lifestyle changed increasingly. Saxon people were slaved into what everyone called black slavery.
  • Feb 8, 1100

    Silk Road

    From the second century BC to the end of the fourteenth century AD, a great trade route was made going from Chang'an (now Xian) in the east and ended at the Mediterranean in the west, linking China with the Roman Empire. Because silk was a major product that travelled on this road. In 1877 it was named The Silk Road. The Silk Road brought people far across Asia and Europe, and bring different aspects of their culture with them.
  • Jan 1, 1145

    the second crusade

    The Second Crusade was launched from Europe in the year 1145 to 1149. The Second Crusade occurred in comeback to the fall of the County of Edessa. The county was found during the First Crusade. The Second Crusade was announced by Pope Eugene III. It had a key influence on the fall of Jerusalem and gave the rise to the Third Crusade at the end of the 12th century.
  • Jan 1, 1155

    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan was born in Mongolia in 1155, at the age of 20 he began to buuld his own army. After he had built an army and began to control them he and his army planned to attack individual tribes in Northeast Asia and bound them under his rule, and he succeeded. Genghis built a huge army with many of people not wanting to attack others but only doing it for fear towards Genghis.
  • Jan 1, 1348

    Black Death hits England

    The Black Death reached England in the summer of 1348 and made its to London a few months later, then moving on to hit ireland. The plague killed 1.5 million in England alone and left everyone shocked.
  • Jan 1, 1349

    Jews blamed for the black death

    The blame was put on a lot of people during this pandemic but the jews were the main target. Society turned on them blaming them for the plague, acussing them of poisining the wells. Christians across Europe went on a rampage attacking all the Jews. From 1349 until 1390, the jewish communites almost dissapeard completely
  • Jun 1, 1351

    End of the Black Death

    Like most diseases the plague finished because it ran out of people to infect and places to go. The Black death definitely made a huge impact on Europe and neighbouring countries. An estimate of four million people were swept out with the pandemic. Mass graves had to be dug to place all the bodies into.
  • Jan 1, 1361

    Reccurence of the Black Death

    In 1361–62 the plague returned to England, this time causing the death of around 20% of the population. After this plague kept continually retuning throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth century. From this point on the impact became less severe.
  • Jan 1, 1388

    The first outburst of the Black Plague

    First appeared on a chinese soldier that was trading throughout europe in 1388. From that day on the plague continued to sweep across Europe making a great ordeal for the society then movingon to Africa and further places.
  • Jan 1, 1455

    War of the Roses

    The Wars of the Roses were a series of civil wars fought in medieval England from 1455 to 1487 between the House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name Wars of the Roses is based on the badges used by the two sides, the red rose for the Lancastrians and the white rose for the Yorkists.
  • Jan 1, 1543

    Portuguese ships

    Portuguese ships landed in Kyushu, Japan.
  • Jan 1, 1549


    First used arquebuses at the battle in Kajiki.
  • Christian Converts

    The christian converts fought against Tokugawa leyasu
  • Tokugawa Bakufu

    The Tokugawa Bakufu passed several laws restricting foreigners toenter Japan. With exceptions of Dutch who were allowed to maintain a small trading outpost in Nagasaki
  • Nagasaki Naval Training

    The Tokugawa Bakufu built the Nagasaki Naval training centre in 1855