Early English law refelcts Anglo-Saxon agrarian heritage

According to an article by ObiterJ on the Legalweek.com website, Our legal heritage, part 1: early times and the Anglo-Saxon period, much of English law is based on legal traditions passed down through history from Anglo-Saxon times.

From the article:

In his Historical Introduction to English Law, Professor Potter wrote: "Before William I landed on our shores England had for centuries some form of government, which had administered, after some fashion, a law which was rooted in the traditions of its people."