In the Freethinker's Footsteps
Welcome to In the Freethinker's Footsteps! Heather Richardson's historical novel, Doubting Thomas, is a tale of sex, drugs and religion in late 17th C Edinburgh, inspired by the true story of Thomas Aikenhead, the last man in Britain to be executed for blasphemy.
The map: Plan of the city and castle of Edinburgh / by Willm. Edgar architect anno 1765. Reproduced by permission of the National Library of Scotland.
Our In the Freethinker's Footsteps project has been made possible thanks to Publishing Scotland's Go-Digital Fund.