Rise of the Church's Authority

The beginning of the Dark Ages by Jalon Nichols

Fall of Rome

In the year 410 AD, Rome was sacked by Alaric from the north eastern frontier. They were also attacked by Visigoths, Franks, and Vandals. They also dealt with other issues such as disease. The main unifying institution afterwards was the religion known as Christianity. This led to the rise of the Church's Authority.

Secular authority declined while Church authority grew