Why did earlier historians consider the Medieval Period the "Dark Ages"?
The time had no electricity and so it was an age that was quite dark.
The era seemed less important than the Renaissance ...
... and the Roman Empire.
Castles were very dark and did not let in much light.
The power of the Church stamped out the many bright pagan rituals.
The answer is "The era seemed less important than the Renaissance and the Roman Empire."
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