Thought by many to be the beginning of the Middle Ages.
570 - 632
Battle of Tours
768 - 814
Mayan Empire ends?
Eric the Red Founds Greenland
Leif Ericson - Viking settled in Canada
Battle of Hastings
Tower of London Built
Roman Emperor Henry IV begs Pope
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV walks to Canossa where he stands barefoot in the snow to beg forgiveness of the Pope for his offences.
Promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown, to be implemented through a council of 25 barons
Mongol invasion of Rus
1237 - 1240
This breaks up the northern Rus area into Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus
Ottoman Empire is founded by Osman I
Becomes longest lasting Islamic Empire, lasting over 600 years into the 20th century.
100 years war
1337 - 1453
1347 - 1380
Bible translated to English
Vlad Dracula of Transylvania
1431 - 1476
Gutenberg invents the printing press
Constantinople falls to the Ottoman Turks
Jerusalem captured by Arab Army
FIrst Crusade - Jerusalem is re-taken from Muslims