Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century
Paperback 375pp Illustrated
9780199652013   Product Code: 11436
The 18th century lawyer, writer and politician William Blackstone was one of the most important and influential figures of his age, and the impact of his ideas on English law is still felt today. Yet his name is little known outside legal circles. Drawing on Blackstone's scattered archives, this absorbing and meticulously researched biography explores his upbringing, private life and public career to paint a vivid picture of a brilliant man of letters, Enlightenment activist and early champion of human rights.