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By Philip Beale

ISBN-10: 1859284043

ISBN-13: 9781859284049

From Roman instances till this century the enterprise of presidency has been principally performed by way of the writing of letters, both within the kind of directions or of authorisations to convey details 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 rules, summonses to courts and no matter what else was once wanted for the management of the rustic. and not using a technique of quick supply to all involved there should be no potent govt. Separate postal companies built to fulfill the wishes of nobles, the church, retailers, cities and the general public. This ebook discusses 3 meanings of the observe ’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 confirmed all through England after the conquest of 1066 endured till 1635 while it was once formally prolonged to the general public, hence beginning its amalgamation with the opposite services.

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