1096-1270--Pope calls for crusades against the Turks in the Holy Land.
Eight crusades ensue.
1152--Marriage of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine (formerly
married to King of France). The most powerful woman in Europe, Eleanor and
her French daughter (Countess Marie de Champagne) promote the practice and
literature of courtly love.
1189-1199--Richard I son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, rules Britain
Late Middle Ages
1350-1500 (Hundred Years War)
1346-1351--Bubonic plague (the Black Death) kills one-third of the European
1337-1453--Hundred Years War: War to separate the kingdoms of France and
England. One famous casualty is Joan of Arc, burned at the stake in 1431.
1381--The Peasant's Revolt is caused by severe economic problems.
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