On the 8th of January, 1697, Scottish student Thomas Aikenhead was hanged for blasphemy. He was the last person in Britain to be executed for the crime, and was eighteen at the time.
The gallows at Grassmarket in Edinburgh.
Aikenhead was put on trial in Edinburgh and found guilty in December the year before. He was hanged at 2pm.
This final execution for blasphemy came 85 years after the final person was burnt for heresy.