In some arguments with authentic Protestants of the Luther and Calvin vein, I learned for the first time that an authentic protestant does not consider the protestant 'conversion' in England to be a real one. Due to the passage of time and insufficient coverage and study of the Reformation, it was by generalized usage, that the Protestant move of England was lumped in with Calvin and Luther and Protestant thinking on the continent and also in Scotland.
This book, after which I do believe Cobbett did jail time, is so much proof that the English Reformation was one bent on pillage, looting and thievery of the highest order. The systematic looting of the manastaries, and the installment of the best and most productive thiefs into the House of Lords, thereby enshrining the families who stole the most from monastaries and hospitals and convents into the government of England up until the present day, is absolute proof of that sham called English Protestantism. The same 'Lords' installed during this time period, where the same Lords and horrendous monarchy that the United States had to break away from. This is the history that this book lays forth, and by and English Protestant no less. Do not let other reviewers fool you, Cobbett was at no phase of his life, keen on kneeling before the Pope.
This book is not propaganda, while the book is written in the stlye of an argument, the events, the lootings, and the revolts against the 'Protestants' all over England are given play. Also the horror of industrialism etc., did occur as feared by Cobbett in the forms of all the child labor used in England, as well as the sale of white slaves (see my other reviews) from England Ireland and Scotland.
This book allows you to make first, the leap that Protestant thought as developed by Luther and Calvin was partially adopted in England FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF LOOTING THE CAHTOLIC CHURCH, and secondly, you will need no other proof that the English monarchy is so decrepid as to demand every free person mock them all in their graves. Diana and Charles were certainly worthy heirs to that system, as Cobbett, on every page, will tell you.