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What Happened on August 5, 1305

Historical Events


ScotlandWilliam Wallace Executed

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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1305 Highlights

About August 5, 1305

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 715 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo