T o this point we have dealt mainly with the external life o f the C hurch, and it is arguable that we are too ambitious if we attem pt to go further. Records deal with such external phenom ena, the lawyer’s view o f clerical duties, the appointm ent o f bishops and abbots, their endow m ent in land and revenues, their duties and their relationship to kings and secular magnates, contacts with Rom e and the weight that should be given to such contacts. W hat o f the inner life o f the C hurch, the acceptance of forms o f belief and w or­ ship, the questioning that could lead to social action? Was there signific­ an t identifiable developm ent in these two centuries on m atters o f doctrine and social discipline that had effect on the religious and everyday life o f the people of England?