Thomas Aikenhead

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.


  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.