Sir Matthew Hale (1609-1676), lawyer and jurist, retired as lord chief justice of England. Charles M. Gray is professor emeritus of history at the University of Chicago, the author or coauthor of several books, and a former coeditor of the Journal of Modern History.
Series Editor's Preface
I. Concerning the Distribution of the Laws of England into Common Law and Statute Law. And First, concerning the Statute Law, or Acts of Parliament
II. Concerning the Lex non Scripta, i.e. The Common or Municipal Laws of this Kingdom
III. Concerning the Common Law of England, its Use and Excellence, and the Reason of its Denomination
IV. Touching the Original of the Common Law of England
V. How the Common Law of England Stood at and for Some Time after the coming of King William I.
VI. Concerning the Parity or Similitude of the Laws of England and Normandy, and the Reasons thereof
VII. Concerning the Progress of the Laws of England, after the Time of King William I. until the Time of King Edward 2.
VIII. A Brief Continuation of the Progress of the Laws, from the Time of King Edward 2. inclusive, down to these Times
IX. Concerning the Settling of the Common Law of England in Ireland and Wales: And Some Observations touching the Isles of Man, Jersey, and Guernsey, etc.
X. Concerning the Communication of the Laws of England unto the Kingdom of Scotland
XI. Touching the Course of Descents in England
XII. Touching Trials by Jury