In this historical survey the Rev Robert West diverts to the continent to see what was happening there with regard to the organisation of the early Christian churches. They first came together into standardised dioceses under bishops and then into provinces under Archbishops as a way to discern what was theologically and ecclesiastically correct. But becoming a sort of authority in and of themselves, regardless of how they discerned the teaching of the Holy Bible, the bad began to mix with the good. A true bishop is one who follows the scriptures, not one who wears a bishop's funny hat or sits in an ancient See. Eventually, this process would cause problems for the Catholic Churches in the West wherever they were - whether in England, Germany, Gaul or Italy. And that was not just for those who would later repudiate the Bishop of Rome, but for many, including kings, who did not.