This final volume in the author's trilogy places the English Reformation within the context of the late medieval church and also within the framework of the European Reformation as a whole. It can be treated as a separate work in its own right, or can be read in conjunction with the other two volumes to give a full account and analysis of the way Christianity evolved in England from its origins up to 1558. The style adopted, that of an overarching narrative, is intended to attract a broad readership. Every part of the book is grounded in a mass of articles, theses, monographs, and other specialist works which have abounded in the last 50 years. This means that the volume should serve as a reliable guide for those undergraduate and graduate students, as well as general readers, who are looking for an overview of events, trends and developments in the fascinating period covered by the book.