Key dates 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 Crusade

1147

The Third Crusade

1190

Jerusalem is again retaken after Saladin regains control of Jerusalem

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

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

The Gutenburg Press is invented

1455