This is part of a series which provides a concise analysis of complex issues and problems in important A-level Modern History topics. Using supporting documents, the books aim to give students a clear account of the historical facts and an understanding of the central themes and differing interpretations. This volume covers the Reformation and the institutional, doctrinal and liturgical changes in the English Church between 1530 and 1570. It covers the Reformation and its progress through the reigns of Henry VIII, the Protectorate, Mary and the early years of Elizabeth. The origins are examined through exploration of the challenges posed by traditional dissent, humanistic teaching and the growth of continental Protestantism and it considers how the changes were received in different parts of the country and among different social groups. A documentary appendix is included to illustrate the main themes of the narrative and also the range of records, Acts of Parliament, sermons and personal statements from which historians have constructed the history of the Reformation.