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How did the English Civil War affect the Enlightenment? The English Civil War led to the concept of a “divine right” to rule, which was developed in greater detail by Enlightenment thinkers. The English Civil War caused many people to question the role of government, which sparked the imagination of Enlightenment thinkers. The English Civil War established the authority of monarchs, who were supported by Enlightenment thinkers. The English Civil War promoted the idea of absolutism, which was embraced by Enlightenment thinkers

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The Enlightenment in England had its roots in the English Civil War where the English came into conflict with the King Charles 2.  His excessive taxes angered the Parliament which led to war.  Charles lost and later tried and executed.  This gave rise to the Commonwealth governed by Oliver Cromwell.  It influenced the Enlightenment because during period the rights of the common men were now being recognized and they more than just mere followers but had a right to voice their sentiments. Principles of freedom and rights became the focus of philosophers such as John Locke and others  hope it helps and its  B ) "The English Civil War caused many people to question the role of government, which sparked the imagination of Enlightenment thinkers."

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