William Blackstone

Ties that Bind

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh BOOK I.  Chapter the tenth. Of the PEOPLE, whether ALIENS, DENIZENS, or NATIVES. This chapter is about the different legal statuses of residents within a governmental territory....

Peace and Beer

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh Book 1. Chapter the ninth. Of subordinate MAGISTRATES. This chapter is about the keepers of the king’s peace – sheriffs, under-sheriffs, constables, coroners, bailiffs, and justices of...

Conventions of Peers

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh BOOK THE FIRST.  Chapter the fifth.  Of the COUNCILS belonging to the KING. This chapter describes the four different consular bodies that advise the King of...

Blackstone’s Sister

Jessie Allen, School of Law, University of Pittsburgh BOOK  the First.  Chapter the Fourth.  Of the KING’s Royal FAMILY. This short chapter is mostly about queens.  Blackstone explains that there are three kinds.  Most of...