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What Happened in August 1305

Historical Events


ScotlandWilliam Wallace Executed

Aug 5 William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

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William Wallace on trial at Westminster Hall in a painting by Daniel Maclise
William Wallace on trial at Westminster Hall in a painting by Daniel Maclise
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BattleExecution

Aug 23 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, is executed for high treason by Edward I of England

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace
King of England Edward I
King of England
Edward I

Famous Deaths


BattleWilliam Wallace

Aug 23 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, hanged, disemboweled & beheaded at Smithfield London

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace