The Church of England was borne more for political rather than religious grounds. It has roots that date back from the Roman Empire but finally separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534. This is when Henry VIII wanted to marry another woman in order to produce a male heir to take the throne after his death. His first wife, Catherine of Aragon, gave him only a daughter. So he wanted to have his marriage with her annulled and remarry, but the Pope wouldn’t allow him to do this. So to cut it short, Henry split from the Roman Catholic Church and established his own, the Church of England.
Since then, the Church of England has been the main religious denomination in England. It is the mother church of the Anglican Communion. The Bishop of Canterbury is the leader of this church and in the Anglican Communion, chosen by the British monarch.
These are a few interesting notes about the Church of England, and this gallery will show you more of them.