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  • Thomas Aikenhead:A Scottish Martyr.

    Thomas Aikenhead (bapt. 28th March 1676. executed. 8th January 1697) was a Scottish student from Edinburgh, who was prosecuted and executed at the age of twenty on a charge of blasphemy under the Act Against Blasphemy 1661 and Act Against Blasphemy 1695. He was the last person in Great Britain to be executed for blasphemy. […]