"King Harold II of England is defeated by the Norman forces of William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, fought on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, England" ("Battle of Hastings" para. 1).
He was born in Anchiano near Vinci, Italy. He was a famous painter, architect, and inventor. Major works of his include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
He was a famous sculptor, painter, and architect. A major work of his was David. He was born in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy.
He was a famous painter and architect. He was born in Urbino, Italy.
Columbus never even set foot on land America and died before the actual discovery of it.
He died in Clos Lucé, Amboise, France.
He died in Rome Italy.
He died in Rome, Italy.
Anonymous Anglo-Saxon author. Primarily told earlier orally.
This Norman poet was born in Jersey.
He was a big part in the telling of the story of King Arthur.
Arthurian passages are within this writing of Geoffrey of Monmouth's.
Written by Robert Wace, an Anglo-Norman author and poet. A later work called Roman de Brut was also written by Wace and Layamon.
He died in Bayeux, France.
Born in Florence, Italy.
Written by an anonymous author.
The years for when Dante's work was written vary. c.1307-1308 to 1320-1321.
Died in Ravenna, Italy possibly from malaria.
He was born in London, United Kingdom.
Chaucer had originally planned to write over 100 tales but was only able to complete 24 before he died.
He also died in London, United Kingdom.
He was born in Warwickshire, United Kingdom.
Thomas Malory's work was first published July 31, 1485, by William Caxton.
He died in Newgate Prision in the City of London. This was his second imprisonment here.
He was born in City of London, United Kingdom.
Written by Thomas More.
He died in London, United Kingdom from decapitation.
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom to John and Mary Shakespeare.
Written by Shakespeare. Part II was first printed in 1594 while Part III was first printed in 1623.
This is the first play that Shakespeare ever wrote. First printed in 1594.
Written by Shakespeare and first printed in 1597.
Written by Shakespeare and first printed in 1600.
First printed in 1634. The last play that Shakespeare wrote.
The reason behind Shakespeare's death is unknown but assumed by some to have been from a fever contracted from over drinking.
Born in Falaise, Normandy, France to Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and Herleva. First Norman King of England.
He continues to reign until his death in 1087.
Possibly died from severe wound received during Battle of Mantes.
Born in Oxford, United Kingdom to Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II of England.
He reigned until his death in 1199.
He died in Châlus, France.
He was born in Westminster, United Kingdom to King Henry III and Eleanor of Provence.
He reigned until his death in 1307.
He died in Burgh by Sands, United Kingdom.
He was born in Monmouth, United Kingdom to Henry IV of England and Mary de Bohun.
He reigned until his death in 1422.
He died in Château de Vincennes, Vincennes, France.
He was born in Pembroke, United Kingdom to Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, and Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond.
He reigns until his death in 1509.
He was born in Palace of Placentia, Greenwich to Elizabeth of York and Henry VII of England.
He reigned until his death in 1547. He was the first ever English king of Ireland.
He died in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom.
She was born in Greenwich, United Kingdom to Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn.
He died in the Palace of Whitehall, London, United Kingdom.
She was never married, childless, and reigned until her death in 1603.
She died in Richmond, United Kingdom.
"St. Jerome completed the Vulgate, the first Latin translation of the Bible" (Timeline).
"The Assyrian Church of the East formally separated from the See of Antioch and the western Syrian Church" (Timeline).
"The Oriental Orthodox Church rejected the christological view put forth by the Council of Chalcedon and was excommunicated" (Timeline of Religions).
"Cut off from Rome Christians in Wales, Cornwall, Scotland and Ireland develop their own Celtic Church" (Lambert).
"The life of Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh, the Prophet of Islam" (Timeline).
"The king of Northumbria decides to follow the Church in Rome rather than the Celtic Church" (Lambert).
"St Wilfrid begins converting Sussex, the last Saxon kingdom to become Christian" (Lambert).
"Kojiki, the oldest Shinto text, was written" (Timeline).
"The Great Schism between the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches was formalised" (Timeline).
"Pope John XXII laid the groundwork for future witch-hunts with the formalisation of the persecution of witchcraft" (Timeline).
"The Roman Catholic Church split during the Western Schism" (Timeline).
Was the founder of Sikhism.
"Pope Innocent VIII marked the beginning of the classical European witch-hunts with his papal bull Summis desiderantes (Timeline).
"Henry VIII separated the English Church from Rome and made himself Supreme Head of the Church of England" (Timeline).