In the aftermath of the Glorious Revolution, two great thinkers of the age emerged. Both were Englishmen. John Locke was to write one of the most important documents for the democratic development of the World! Locke first burst on the scene when he published his essay called, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, published in 1690 just three years after the Glorious Revolution. Locke concluded that the human mind is like a sheet of blank paper. We receive impressions from the moment we are born. These impressions are the basis of our knowledge. In other words, its our environment that forms the basis of all our knowledge. Locke concluded that all knowledge comes from reason and that governments are organized in accordance with the principles of Natural Law.