Thomas Aikenhead

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Thomas Aikenhead (c. March 1676 – 8 Januar 1697)[1] wis a Scots student frae Edinburgh, wha wis prosecutit an executit at the age o 20[2] on a chairge o blasphemy. He wis the last person in Breetain tae be executit for blasphemy. This wis 85 years efter the daith o Edward Wightman (1612), the last person tae be birned at the stake for heresy in Ingland.

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  1. Hill, Andrew (September 26, 2000). "Thomas Aikenhead" in Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography. Unitarian Universalist Association wabsteid. Retrieved 8 Januar 2017.
  2. Age 20 is inferred frae Hill's acceptance o approximate baptismal date.