Chantal Stebbings is Professor of Law and Legal History at the University of Exeter. In the past she has served as Dean of
the Faculty of Law at the University of Exeter, Visiting Professor at the University of Rennes, France and a Fellow of the
Institute of Taxation. She has also held a British Academy Research Readership and a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship.
She was generously supported by the Wellcome Trust for this book, which is her fourth monograph for Cambridge University Press.
She is the Editor of the Journal of Legal History and the Chair of the Hamlyn Trust.