The History of Leith

February 17, 2008

Broadside account concerning trials and executions for ‘Witchcraft, Adultery, Fornication, &c. &c.’

An account of the most remarkable Trials and Executions which took place in Scotland for above 300 years, against the persons who suffered for Witchcraft, Adultery, Fornication, &c. &c.

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 of January, 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 a well as Justice and Science; so the dreadful sentence was executed ! for more click here

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