Belloc is a largely forgotten gem of English literature. A personal friend of G. K. Chesterton, he was at one time considered the rising star of English writers. But as his writings became more candid defenses of the Catholic Church, he became less and less popular until today he is almost forgotten. Every one of his books is a powerful correction for the revisionist histories so many of us received, not only in our Protestant seminaries, but in American public schools. The following books are all excellent reads, providing the Catholic perspective, particularly on the English Reformation.