The History of Medieval Europe - 8th century

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711- The Moorish general Tariq ibn Ziyad begins the conquest of this Visigothic Christian territory
Hispania
717 - A one-year siege by the Umayyad Caliphate against this capital city begins. It will end with the Umayyads withdrawing and lead to significant changes within the Islamic world
Constantinople
718 - This leading figure of the Anglo-Saxon mission to the Germanic parts of the Frankish Empire leaves Wessex
Boniface
721 - This battle sees the victory of the army led by the Duke Odo of Aquitaine over the Umayyad army led by Al-Samh ibn Malik al-Khawlani, Governor of Al-Andalus
Toulouse
723 - This Byzantine emperor, who put an end to the Twenty Years' anarchy, forbids the veneration of icons
Leo III
731 - This Benedictine monk of the Kingdom of Northumbria writes an Ecclesiastical History of the English People
Beda Venerabilis
732 - This battle is fought between the Frankish forces under the mayor of the palace Charles Martel and the Ummayad army led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus
Tours
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750 - This Islamic caliphate assumes authority over the Muslim empire from the Umayyads. The centre of the Islamic world that was previously Damascus shifts to Baghdad
Abbassid
751 - This Byzantine Exarchate in Italy falls to the Lombards
Ravenna
756 - Abd al-Rahman, a prince of the deposed Umayyad royal family, refuses to recognize the authority of the Abbassid caliphate and becomes the independent Emir of this city
Cordoba
768 - This son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon becomes King of the Franks
Charlemagne
774 - The above mentionned King puts an end to this Kingdom that had been created in 568 in Italy
Lombard
793 - This Northumbrian abbey is raided by the Vikings, which traditionally marks the beginning of the Viking Age
Lindisfarne
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