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A history of the post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts

Author: P O Beale
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the continuity of the postal concept from the times of the Romans through to the Stuarts, when instead of merely catering to the needs of government, church and the affluent, its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beale, P.O. (Philip O.).
History of the post in England from the Romans to the Stuarts.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Ashgate, ©1998
(OCoLC)654711496
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P O Beale
ISBN: 1859284043 9781859284049
OCLC Number: 37712942
Description: xv, 284 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: From the Romans to the Norman Conquest --
The Royal mail in the Middle Ages --
Medieval highways and travellers --
The medieval and Tudor Church: writs, letters and messengers --
Medieval towns: correspondence and messengers --
Fifteenth-century letters --
The carriers from the conquest to the Stuarts --
The organisation of the Tudor post at home and abroad --
Carrying the Tudor mail --
Tudor roads and postal routes --
Sixteenth-century letters --
The organisation of a national postal service.
Responsibility: Philip Beale.

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'Philip Beale is to be congratulated on this fascinating history of the English posts up to 1635. This will be the standard work on the subject for many years to come and can be thoroughly Read more...

 
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