A History of the Post in England from the Romans to the by Philip Beale PDF

By Philip Beale

ISBN-10: 1859284043

ISBN-13: 9781859284049

From Roman instances till this century the enterprise of presidency has been principally performed via the writing of letters, both within the kind of directions or of authorisations to carry info orally. those files have been addressed to the recipient and authenticated by means of a seal or signature, frequently having a greeting and a private end. The messengers who took them additionally carried copies of legislation and laws, summonses to courts and no matter what else used to be wanted for the management of the rustic. with out a technique of fast supply to all involved there will be no potent govt. Separate postal prone constructed to fulfill the wishes of nobles, the church, retailers, cities and the general public. This booklet discusses 3 meanings of the observe ’post’: the letters, those that carried them, and the technique of distribution. It exhibits that there's a few continuity from Roman instances and that the postal provider confirmed all through England after the conquest of 1066 persevered till 1635 whilst it was once formally prolonged to the general public, hence beginning its amalgamation with the opposite services.

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