Middle Ages

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The fall of the Roman Empire

476

Vikings begin to invade Northern Europe

835

Alfred the Great defeats the Vikings

896

William the Conqueror conquers England in the Battle of Hastings

1066

The Domesday Book is compiled

1086

William the Conqueror dies

1087

The first European windmill is developed

1170

First chimneys are recorded

1185

Richard the Lionheart becomes King of England

1189

Children’s Crusade

1212

Marco Polo goes to explore Asia

1271

Eyeglasses are invented

1280

Cannons are first recorded in Europe

1324

The Black Death begins in Europe

1347

Peasants Revolt

1381

French heroine Joan of Arc is executed

1431

German inventor Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

1444

Birth of Leonardo Di Vinci

1452

Hundred Years War ends

1453

Leonardo Da Vinci paints "The Last Supper"

1482