Since the dawn of history, Europe has been home to some of the most advanced civilizations in the world. But suddenly, out of nowhere, the advancement of the European people stopped dead in its tracks. The Dark Ages first referred to a period of Western European history crossing from the decline of the Roman Empire through to the Renaissance of the 14th Century.
With Dark Age Europe mostly consisting of uneducated people scrabbling around for food trying to hide from the plague, it’s no surprise that few records from this time were kept. While the follies of men played a major role in causing the Dark Ages to occur, Mother Nature certainly didn’t help matters with her own intervention.