British Executions

Thomas Aikenhead

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Crime: treason

Date Of Execution: 8 Jan 1697

Crime Location:

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Thomas Aikenhead for denying the Trinity, and the authority of the Scriptures and for maintaing the Eternity of the world, was found guilty and sentenced " To be taken to the Gallow-fee on the 8th ofJanuary, 1697, between the hours of two and four in the afternoon, and to be hanged, his body to be buried at the foot of the gallows and his moveable estate to be forfeited' —Mercy was asleep as well as Justice and Science; so the dreadful sentence was executed !