Preliminary chapter. Dioceses in Roman Britain. I. The earliest English dioceses, from 597 to 668. II. The second period of the English dioceses, from 668-737. III. The period of new archbishopries, from 737 to 803. IV. The period of suppression, from 803 to 909. V. The period of revival and of compression, from 909 to 1066. VI. The period from 1066 to 1541. VII. The early or pre-Norman Welsh dioceses. VIII. The Scottish church. IX. Suffragan bishops. X. Diocesan changes in Henry VIII's reign. XI. Diocesan changes in the nineteenth century. Index.