August 5, 1063 - Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd and for a time King of Wales, was killed by his own men and his head was sent to Harold Godwinson.
August 5, 1100 – Henry I, son of William of Normandy, is crowned King of England after the mysterious death of his older brother William II (William Rufus).
August 5, 1301 - Edmund of Woodstock, 1st Earl of Kent and youngest son of Edward I, was born at Woodstock.
August 5, 1305 - William Wallace, Scottish hero and champion of Scottish independence, was captured by the English near Stirling. He was later executed as a traitor.
August 5, 1620 - They Mayflower departs from Southampton on its voyage to America.