Friday, August 5, 2011
August 5, 642 – Battle of Maserfield – Penda of Mercia defeated and killed Oswald of Northumbria. 910 The last major Danish army to raid England was defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces of Mercia and Wessex, led by King Edward the Elder and Earl Aethelred of Mercia. 1100 Henry I was crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey. 1305 William Wallace, who led the Scottish resistance against England, was captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London where he was put on trial and executed. 1388 The Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish was fought between the Scots and the English in Northern England; the Scots were victorious.