The European Middle Ages 500-1500 A.D.

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In History
  • 500

    Clovis Conquers Most of France and Belgium

    Clovis Conquers Most of France and Belgium
    Clovis conquers most of France and Belgium, while converting his territories to Western Catholic Christianity.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clovis_I
  • Period:
    500
    to
    Dec 31, 1500

    Middle Ages

  • Dec 25, 800

    Charlemagne is Crowned Emperor

    Charlemagne is Crowned Emperor
    Charlemagne 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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne
  • Dec 31, 814

    Charlemagne Dies

    Charlemagne Dies
    Charlemagne dies without leaving successors to rule the Carolingian dynasty. His sole surviving son, Louis the Pious, takes his inheritance.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlemagne
  • Oct 14, 1066

    Battle of Hastings

    Battle of Hastings
    William 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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_hastings
  • Dec 31, 1096

    The First Crusade Begins

    The First Crusade Begins
    The Europeans attack Muslim Turks to try to take back their land Jerusalem.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Crusade
  • Dec 31, 1170

    The First European Windmill is Developed

    The First European Windmill is Developed
    The 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.
    http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jmack/photos/windmill.htm
  • Dec 31, 1189

    Richard the Lionhearted Becomes English King

    Richard the Lionhearted Becomes English King
    He 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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_the_Lionheart
  • Dec 31, 1300

    The Great Schism Begins

    The Great Schism Begins
    The Great Schism was when they decided to divide the churches into the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Schism
  • Dec 31, 1347

    The Black Death enters Europe

    The Black Death enters Europe
    The 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.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_black_death
  • Dec 31, 1429

    Joan of Arc Leads the French Troops

    Joan of Arc Leads the French Troops
    A young peasant girl who is born in France, basically joins the army and leads french troops into wars with several successful wins.
    http://www.biographyonline.net/people/joan-of-arc.html
  • Dec 31, 1430

    The capture of Joan of Arc

    The capture of Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc is captured by Burgundians and taken to England. She was accused of being a witch so she was publicly burned alive.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_arc
  • Dec 31, 1453

    The Hundred Years War Ends

    The Hundred Years War Ends
    The 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.
    http://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/end-hundred-years-war