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By Philip Beale

ISBN-10: 1859284043

ISBN-13: 9781859284049

From Roman instances till this century the company of presidency has been principally performed by way of the writing of letters, both within the type of directions or of authorisations to convey info orally. those records have been addressed to the recipient and authenticated by way of a seal or signature, usually 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 no technique of quickly supply to all involved there will be no powerful executive. Separate postal companies constructed to satisfy the wishes of nobles, the church, retailers, cities and the general public. This booklet discusses 3 meanings of the be aware ’post’: the letters, those that carried them, and the technique of distribution. It indicates that there's a few continuity from Roman instances and that the postal provider verified all through England after the conquest of 1066 endured until eventually 1635 while it used to be formally prolonged to the general public, hence beginning its amalgamation with the opposite services.

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