The 10th Century
This is Part 6 of our Centuries series. In it, we will examine the chaotic 10th century, beginning with the changing map of Europe and the growing influence of the Catholic Church.
We will then move on to a reinvigorated Byzantium as it goes on the offensive for the first time in centuries and enjoys tremendous prosperity, as well as the role played by the Rus Vikings.
The successor dynasties to the Carolingians are then introduced as the Frankish Empire disintegrates, especially the Ottonians who bring an end to the Magyar threat.
Finally, we address the foundation of the Duchy of Normandy in France and the beginnings of English unification.