"when it comes to any kind of showdown we're still in the Middle Ages"

The Middle Ages refers to the period of mainly Christian European history between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance, around 500-1500AD. Often referred to as the Dark Ages or the Medieval Era, this period preceded the Early Modern Era. Famous academics of this period include Chaucer, Thomas Aquinas and Fibonacci. Some of the key events which took place during this period are: the Battle of Hastings, the signing of the Magna Carta, the Black Death and the Crusades.