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

By Philip Beale

From Roman instances until eventually this century the enterprise of presidency has been principally conducted by means of the writing of letters, both within the type of directions or of authorisations to carry details orally. those records have been addressed to the recipient and authenticated through a seal or signature, usually 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 fast supply to all involved there might be no potent govt. Separate postal providers constructed to fulfill the wishes of nobles, the church, retailers, cities and the general public. This booklet 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 demonstrated all through England after the conquest of 1066 endured till 1635 whilst it used to be formally prolonged to the general public, therefore beginning its amalgamation with the opposite services.

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