Roman Emporer Romululus Augustus is dethroned by barbarians. Romeo collapses.
Franks settle into part of Europe.
The 15 year old warrior Clovis becomes king of the Franks. He builds the empire greatly. Clovis uses some Roman techniques.
Monks form monastaries. These monks focus on preserving the ideas of ancient Rome and Greece. These served Christians.
The Mayor of the Palace (Charles Martel) defeats Muslim armies.
Martel's son Pepin asks the head of the church (Pope Zacharias) to recognize him as king. Pepin becomes the first king to rule with the blessings of the church.
Charlemange (Pepin's son) rules for 48 yearswith the church's blessings. He fights many wars with many armies (Lombards in Italy, Saxons to the north, Avars and Slavs to the east, etc.) He led 60 campaigns in all. Charlemange makes his defeated opponents accept the Roman church and swear loyalty to him.
Charlemange marches to Italy to help Pope Leo III put down a rebellion. Pope Leo III later crowns him emporer on Christmas day.
Charlemange makes many changes and keeps his empire strong.
Charlemange grows old and his empire begins to unravel. The borders are attacked by many groups (Muslims and Vikings)
Charlemange dies at age 72.
After Charlemange's empire falls the Christian church takes over, robbing the Jews of many rights.
Jewish culture explodes because of trade. Jews are allowed on Muslim land where Christians are not therefore many Christians rely on Jews for many trade needs.
Europe becomes divided between Charlemange's three grandsons. This leads to Europe breaking into even smaller pieces.
People look to local lords to defend them from enemies at the borders.
Vikings launch brutal attacks on Europe.
Alfred the Great the Anglo-Saxon king saves England from the Vikings.
King-Edward (a descendant of Alfred) dies childless leaving right to the throne in question. Edward's brother in law Harold is chosen as king. Edward's cousin William believes that he should be king.
King William the Conqueror (of France) takes control of England. Using the feudalism system he divides the lands among followers.