The History of Law blog is an attempt to discuss some of the more important, interesting and unusual laws from history.

I’m an English criminal lawyer so that’s obviously my area of expertise but I’ll be doing my best to look at law from around the world whenever possible. I don’t claim that anything I write in this blog is a definitive position on the law, instead it is my analysis of those aspects of the law that I find interesting and that I hope might interest you too.

Feel free to drop me a message if you have any comments, if there’s something you think I should look at or even if you want to write a post yourself – you can tweet me @defencebrief – or use the contact page.