Jonathan Sumption, Lord Sumption, is a British judge and historian. He served as a Justice of the Supreme Court from 2012 to 2018. He has written several books of Medieval history including The Age of Pilgrimage, the Albigensian Crusade, and four books on the Hundred Years' War, the third of which, Divided Houses, won the 2009 Wolfson History Prize. His previous books were published by Faber & Faber.
brisk, entertaining, brilliant ... one of the great lawyers of our time -- Bryan Appleyard * the Sunday Times * magisterial -- Edward Fennell * the Times * The book is hard going, but rewarding. Sumption.... leads his readers persuasively to positions which, when they stop to think, they may not find comfortable -- Michael Fry * The National (Scotland) * Elegant and crisply argued (Best Politics and Current Affairs Books of 2019) -- Robbie Millen * The Times * Sumption examines the increasingly difficult relationship between government and the courts... a former Supreme Court judge,[he] seems rather gloomy about democracy's future, but has produced a very readable analysis (The best current affairs and politics books of 2019) -- Roland White * The Sunday Times *