Early Middle Ages
500-1000 (Anglo-Saxon Invasions; "Dark Ages")
449--Anglo-Saxon (Germanic) invasions begin.
496--Battle of Mount Badon: The "real" Arthur (a battle leader) stops the
597--St. Augustine is sent by Rome to convert the British.
800--Charlemagne (French king) crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
800-900--Vikings (Norsemen or Danes) raid Britain and the European mainland.
871--Alfred the Great becomes King of Wessex
High Middle Ages
1000-1350 (Middle English; Norman Conquest)
1066 Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror invades Britain and becomes
King of England.