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

By Philip Beale

From Roman occasions until eventually this century the enterprise of presidency has been mostly conducted by means of the writing of letters, both within the kind of directions or of authorisations to bring info orally. those records have been addressed to the recipient and authenticated by way of a seal or signature, frequently having a greeting and a private end. The messengers who took them additionally carried copies of legislation and rules, summonses to courts and no matter what else used to be wanted for the management of the rustic. with out a technique of quick supply to all involved there should be no powerful executive. Separate postal providers constructed to satisfy the desires of nobles, the church, retailers, cities and the general public. This e-book discusses 3 meanings of the notice ’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 tested all through England after the conquest of 1066 persevered until eventually 1635 whilst it used to be formally prolonged to the general public, hence beginning its amalgamation with the opposite services.

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