Key Events in Medieval Europe

Events

Battle of Hastings

1066

Tower of London is built

1073

The First Crusade

1099

Jerusalem is retaken from the Muslims

the Second Crusades

1147

the Third Crusades

1190

Jerusalem is again retaken after Saladin English freedoms to its people,is signed

Magna Carta signed

1215

The Magna Carta; an attempt to restore English freedoms to its people, is signed.

the Great Famine

1315 - 1317

The Black Death

1347

This mortal disease is said to have killed 20-40% of the population of Europe in its first year

the Gutenburg Press is invented

1455