A very nice concise volume of the History of The Common Law of England. From it's origins and it's competitors , the governments which oversaw , the people whom demanded , the politics of the time and many great names plucked from the ages of history. I cannot say enough good things about this book which I decided to read before entering into my study of american law history.
It is broken into 2 parts. The first a broad general overview of the progress of the ages with man big events and or changes noted. The second part goes into more detail about these things, charters, judges rulings, legal literature of the time , and even breaking into certain parts of the law such as civil, criminal , equity , admiralty.
An amazing journey.