Reformation of the church of england, nothing like a popular rebellion at all: no new groups, wants, ideas. Church in the middle ages was nothing profound with its relation anywhere else, it was curious in some ways it had to pay a special tax peters pence. Some elements of religious discontents: movement of john wycliffe. Church own no property, language of the believer, priests can marry. The church suffered with the rest of the kingdom. Henry vii: tried to restructure the church so it had some measure of integrity after the war of the roses. Church not a high quality place, faltering in most of its roles. A lot of money because of the vast estates own by the monasteries and convents. The dead hand of the church": couldn"t sell church property, couldn"t be alienated. The church owned 10% of the arable land of the country. Previously there were centers of learning, there were now centers of luxury.