Ow active a role did the laity play in the affairs of the pre-Reformation parish

Introduction and Conclusion to be of 400 words each.
Approx. four paragraphs in the body.
Each paragraph to contain arguments for and against the points raised in them.

Please do not copy any material directly ad verbatim from a book or reference even if words are changed as this essay will be electronically checked for plagiarism on submission.

The 2000 words does not include the footnotes and Bibliography
Footnotes at bottom of each page
Full name of Author, Book Title with place and year of printing and Page No. Also if using pieces from editions from books then these will have to be included with the relative footnote.
Bibliography to be as above but with page nos. of the chapters that the individual footnote page has come from.