200 A.D. Beginnings of early Christianity in Europe
A.D. 200s Beginnings of barbarian invasions in the West Roman Empire
410 A.D. Rome Sacked
450 A.D. Angles, Jutes, and Saxons begin to settle in Britain
476 A.D. Emperor of Rome Deposed -- End of the Roman Empire
486 A.D. Clovis, a king of Franks, defeats roman governor of Gaul (now France)
507 A.D. Visigoths of France defeated by Franks
550 A.D. --THE DARK AGES OF EUROPE BEGIN --
597 A.D. Saint Augustine of Canterbury brings Christianity to the people of Southern Britain
751 A.D. Pepin the Short becomes King of the Franks and founds the Carolingian Empire.
768 A.D. Charlemagne becomes ruler of the Carolingian Empire -- Much of Western Europe is conquered and united under Charlemagne.
814 A.D. Charlemagne Dies -- Decline and division of Carolingian Empire under Charlemagne's grandsons.
A.D. 900s Decline of Dark Ages
962 A.D. Otto I crowned emperor of Germany (later to become The Holy Roman Empire)
1024 Rise of Salian dynasty in Germany
1066 Norman Forces conquer England after winning the Battle of Hastings.
1071 William the Conqueror declares himself lord of Wales
1025 End of Salian dynasty
1154 Stephen, Norman ruler of England dies. Henry II of the Plantagenet Family rules.
1215 English barons force King John to sign the Magna Carta
1314 Scotland defeats England in the battle of Bannockburn
1320 Scotland declares independence from England
1327 Edward III becomes King of England
1337 Beginning of the Hundred Years' War between England and France
1377-1399 Richard II's reign as King of England
1399-1413 Henry IV's reign as King of England
1413-1422 Henry V's reign as king of England
1422 Henry VI becomes King of England
1453 End of the Hundred Years' War -- England loses to France
1455 The Wars of the Roses (for the throne of England) begin between the Henry VI of the House of Lancaster and nobles of the House of York
1517 The Protestant Reformation begins in Germany