The Roman Empire lasted for 500 years, with a population of 50 million people, and stretched across the Mediterranean . It is important because the Romans influenced many of the things we use today.
The Christians Take charge
The emperor Constantine issued a decree that allowed Christians to protect their religion freely and the most common religion.
The emperor Constantine move his capital 850 miles east.
532 - 537 CE
The Hagia Sophia was built between the years 532 and 537. It served as a model for many dox churches. It is located in Istanbul.
Justinian I was one of the Byzantine emperors that arrested someone at a chariot race for fighting and both of the teams got mad and the fight broke out and spilled on the streets and Justinian I rebuilt the his place.
East and West
Byzantine emperor Leo III banned the use of religious images in all Christian churches and homes. The Christians lands cried out in protest .
Angry barons forced a meeting with King John and made him sigh a paper that made Magna Carta a law.
The Hundred Year War
1337 - 1453 CE
The French and the English were fighting over the control over land.
The Black Death
1347 - 1351 CE
The Black Death was a disease that left big bumps and made you vomit,have a fever, fierce coughing and killed 1/3 of England.
Joan of Arc
Joan led a French army to a victory in the Battle of Orleans, a year later she was burned a the stake by the English because they thought she was a witch.