Feudalism is the form of government present in Europe, beginning around the fall of te Roman empire and ending around 1200.
Roman Emperor Romulus Augustus dethroned by barbarians. Rome collapses.
15 year old warrior Clovis becomes king of the Franks. He led them for 30 years in wars that widened the boundaries of his kingdom.
According to the Muslim religion, the prophet Muhammad is born in the year 570 CE.
Mayor Charles Martel defeats Muslim invaders from Spain in the Battle of Tours. As a result, northern Europe remains firmly Christian.
Martel's son, Pepin, becomes the first king to rule with the blessing of the church. At this time, the pope is Pope Zacharias.
Charlemagne's rule begins. It will last 48 years.
Many Vikings attack occur along the European coast. Alfred the great fended off many of these attacks until his death in 899.
Charlemagne is crowned emperor by Pope Leo III after helping defeated a rebellion in Italy
Charlemagne's death at age 72
Charlemagne's son, Louis the Pious, dies. Long before this he and his brothers had been fighting over control of the empire, dividing the empire among them.
Religious writings, law anthologies, histories, and poetry were written out of Jewish academics of higher learning.
Products were traded in towns in Europe and countries beyond. The craftspeople found a way to control their own trades.
King William the Conqueror (of France) takes control of England. Using the feudalism system, he divides the lands among followers.
William orders a survey to be taken of the ownership of all land in England. He then distributes the land among his Norman followers.