This period of time was known as the "Middle Ages", and it is also notoriously known as the "Dark Ages". This age includes many invasions, the destruction of learning, and the rebuilding of the Church.
The three-field system was a system in which farmers could grow crops on 2/3 of their land, not just on half of it.
1096 - 1204
The Crusades were considered "holy wars", which were called to gain control of the Holy Land
Many Christian scholars from Europe began visiting Muslim libraries in Spain in order to acquire a huge new body of knowledge
Population of western Europe increases
1100 - 1500
The population of western Europe greatly increased by about 12 million people. The population started at 30 million and then rose to 42 million.
The Magna Carta
In 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta , which was a document that guaranteed certain basic political rights to people of all classes
The Bubonic Plague
During the 1300s, a deadly disease called "black death" or the "bubonic plague" hit parts of Asia, North Africa, and Europe. This disease ripped apart the very fabric of society. It killed 1/3 of the population of Europe.
Hundred Years' War
1337 - 1453
The Hundred Years' War was the war that England's Edward III launched for the French throne.
Joan of Arc
On May 7, 1429 Joan of Arc led the French Army into a battle at a fort city near Orléans.
The Battle of Hastings
In 1466, The Normans and Anglo-Saxons fought the Battle of Hastings