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Apr
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accepted Why was 17th Century England a particularly supportive place for groundbreaking thought?
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comment Why was 17th Century England a particularly supportive place for groundbreaking thought?
Can you draw a straight line, therefore, between Magna Carta, the English revolution and the English enlightenment?
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asked Why was 17th Century England a particularly supportive place for groundbreaking thought?
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comment How many U.S. Founding Fathers knew about Baruch Spinoza?
correct. I mean knowledge of, not contact with.
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asked How many U.S. Founding Fathers knew about Baruch Spinoza?
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asked Why was slavery profitable in the Southern colonies and not New England?
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asked Why did the Athenian expedition to Scicily fail?
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asked How did Milton know about Egyptian gods like Osiris, Isis and Orus?
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comment Was Henry III of England the first fully “English” king?
I tried to clarify by editing the question.
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revised Was Henry III of England the first fully “English” king?
responding to comment.
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asked Was Henry III of England the first fully “English” king?
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comment Were the Barons who pushed King John to Sign the Magna Carta descended from the Normans?
Thanks! I get the whole concept of french names the the fact that the Normans were decedents of the vikings...etc. I just found it very interesting that they were, essentially, Norman families fighting over control of England. It speaks to why the Barons were comfortable inviting the French king to depose King John. They were, in essence, just trading one French king for another. Especially interesting to me was, according to the book, that most of the baronial resistance came from the North. I would have thought those would have the weakest association with France.
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comment Were the Barons who pushed King John to Sign the Magna Carta descended from the Normans?
can you at least point me to the source of such a "basic" fact?
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asked Were the Barons who pushed King John to Sign the Magna Carta descended from the Normans?
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