From its beginnings in a troubled corner of the Mediterranean, Christianity spread to Britain with astonishing speed, reaching some parts even before the Romans imposed their rule. A little more than a century later, it appears that there were British bishops (and conferences abroad for them to attend), a shrine to a local martyr, and public disputes about doctrine. Not Angels But Anglicans tells the story of 2000 years of Christianity in the British Isles. The tale is inspiring and shameful by turns, as the Christian faith has been embraced. appropriated or ignored by saints and sinners, archbishops and monarchs, clerics and the people of Britain. Here is a rich story of political intrigue, artistic genius, martyrdom, overseas endeavour, reform and counter-reform, complacency and generosity, written with the affection and exasperation that the Anglican Church generally evokes. These and many more contributors trace the progress or stalling of the faith across the centuries up to the present day. Attractively illustrated throughout, Not Angels But Anglicans is a timely reminder to today's Church that many of its current concerns are deeply embedded in its history.