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Timeline: Chapter 9

8th-9th centuries - Irish Book of Kells

735

- Death of Venerable Bede, author of Ecclesiastical History

   of the English People and other religious writings

800

- Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor at Rome

        by Pope Leo III

c. 810 - Gregorian plain chant (cantus planus) obligatory in

            Charlemagne's churches

814 - Carolingian monasteries adopt Rule of

         Saint Benedict of Nursia (480-547?)

1066 - Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror

c. 1071-1112 - Pilgrimage church at Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1096-1120 - Abbey Church of La Madeleine, Vezelay

c. 1125 – St. Bernard of Clairvaux denounces

                extravagances of Romanesque decoration

1098 - Song of Roland, chanson de geste inspired by Battle of

           Roncesvalles, written down after 300 years of oral tradition

1165 - Charlemagne canonized at Cathedral of Aachen

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