Aitkenhead, Thomas (d. 1697)
Aitkenhead (Thomas), an Edinburgh student aged eighteen, who was
indicted for blasphemy, by order of the Privy Council, for having
called the Old Testament "Ezra's Fables," and having maintained
that God and nature were the same. He was found guilty 24 Dec. 1696,
and hanged for blasphemy, 8 Jan. 1697.
1. J. M. Wheeler, A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations, 1889.
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