On This Day

Historical Events in 1305

  • Mar 25 Consecration of the Scrovegni Chapel (Arena Chapel) in Padua, Italy, with fresco masterpiece by Florentine painter Giotto
  • Jun 5 Archbishop Bertrand the Got of Bordeaux elected Pope Clement V
  • Jun 23 French-Flemish peace treaty signed at Athis-sur-Orge

William 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.

Execution

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