You might want to get your Bibles out and read along with this post. The middle ages are depicted below when at that time the clay mixes with iron and the small horn of Dan 7 plucks up three horns of the ten. Notice the connection between Dan 8 and Dan 11 to help us understand where in the stream of time we are; Dan 8:25 "And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security he will bring many to ruin." Dan 11:23 "And because of their alliance with him, he will carry on deception and rise up and become mighty by means of a little nation. During a time of security he will come into the richest parts of the province and do what his fathers and their fathers have not done." We have prophecies interwoven between the iron and the clay, and at times can be difficult to tell them apart. Although it appears in scripture Rome comes against the temple before the clay is mixed with iron, in the future end the clay will be part of the iron that comes against the Holy Covenant, and at that time part of the action. The rise of the small horn of Dan 7, the clay mixing with the iron. Dan 11:23 "And because of their alliance with him, he will carry on deception and rise up and become mighty by means of a little nation." Dan 8:24 "His power will become great, but not through his own power." In 70 CE this fierce beast comes against the Holy Place. This is the small horn of Dan 8 and the fourth beast of Dan 7, keep in mind the two small horns in Dan 7 & 8 are NOT the same identity. The destruction of the temple in 70 CE; Dan 11:22a "And the arms of the flood will be swept away on account of him, and they will be broken;" Christs death; Dan 11:22b "as will be the Leader of the covenant" The events between Dan 11:22 and 11:31 are the events between Dan 8:25a&b, so it looks like this; Dan 8:25 "And by his cunning he will use deception to succeed; and in his heart he will exalt himself; and during a time of security he will bring many to ruin. (Dan 11:22-31 enters here)He will even stand up against the Prince of princes, but he will be broken without human hand." Then the "b" section of Dan 8:25 jumps us up to the future time of the end when this fourth beast comes against Christ Jesus at Armageddon. This shows that Rome in fact does survive to the end; Dan 8:25b "He will even stand up against the Prince of princes" Here we see the small horn of Dan 7 that comes from the fourth beast. It is this horn that apparently attempts to change laws in order to bring down Gods people in the future end times; Dan 7:25 "He will speak words against the Most High, and he will continually harass the holy ones of the Supreme One. He will intend to change times and law, and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time." Then it is the fourth beast itself that removes the constant feature and they are given into the hands of the small horn of Dan 7. These arms are no doubt a court of law of some kind.Dan 11:31 "And arms will stand up, proceeding from him; and they will profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and remove the constant feature."We know from Dan 11 that there is much history after the small horn/clay mixes with iron, and these events occur over the nearly 2000 years since. I won't go into detail of every event here for space and read time, but suffice it to say both world wars are depicted before the constant feature is removed. As well the rise of the 7th king mentioned in Rev 17, notice below; Rev 17:11"And there are seven kings: Five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet arrived; but when he does arrive, he must remain a short while." Dan 11:29 â€œAt the time appointed he will return and come against the south. But this time will not be as it was before, 30 for the ships of Kit′tim will come against him, and he will be humbled." 146 BCE / Rome becomes the small horn of Dan 8 and as well the fourth beast in Dan 7. 70 CE / Horn of Dan 8:24 and the king of the north in Dan 11:22 comes against the temple, 325 CE / The clay mixes with iron and goes on to humiliate three kings in the middle ages. This is also the small horn of Dan 7.