This photograph shows the so-called Great Procession and Women’s Demonstration that took place in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 9th of October, 1909.
Amongst the banners being carried are those calling for Votes for Women. Women in the United Kingdom were not given equal voting rights as men until 1928.
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.