Roman empire lasted 500 years. It's empire was connected with 50 million people. The Empire was very influencing and inspired many others in the future
The start of Christianity
Romans persecuted people who were Christians. Emperor Constantine declared a decree that Christians can still work on their religion. This led to the Roman Catholic Church which created a Pope, archbishops, bishops, and priest.
The death of Rome
Rome crashed down and crumbled. The reason was heavy taxing, poor trade, rich and larger families drove poor farmers out of business.
The new spark of Rome
500 CE - 1453 CE
This city was the new capital of the Byzantine empire. This empire was chosen to be here because it had rich trade, natural and strong protection, and surpluses of resources. This is important because Justinian was the emperor at that time and made everything great! He rebuilt churches and also put in large amounts of money for public activity. He also built a famous church named Hagia Sophia!
The rise of the Hagia Sophia
532 CE - 537 CE
This is when the city of Constantinople built the Eastern Orthodox Church. The city's emperor is a both a ruler and a representative of God. The importance of the Hagia Sophia is that it was the center and foundation of the whole empire!
Both medieval Europe and the Byzantine empire were in a major argument at that time. The Pope tried to rule over the Byzantine empire by creating laws for them and choosing who the next emperor will be. Before that the emperor of the Byzantine emperor did iconoclasm and destroy all idles and icons. This was important because it caused both empires to split!
The Great Charter
The Magna Carta is a very important paper. This Charter was an agreement to the King and Barons. This also helped crumble down feudalism because it gave a little bit more power to the Barons, commoners, and the Pope.
Hundred year warfare
1337 CE - 1453 CE
This war was caused because England owned land on France. England almost won the war because it had an advancement in technology. This war was so important that it helped break the bonds of feudalism and have a rise in nationalism!
The Dark assassin
1347 CE - 1351 Ce
The black Death was knocked out 1/3 of Europe's population. This plague switched the power from Nobles to commoners. This was important because it helped destroy the feudalism and give power to serfs and commoners.
This was when the french started winning the war. Both sides recruited peasants and serfs to fight in the war. One of the main things was that a peasant girl named Joan. She later fought in in the war and was later in 500 years called a saint.