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By Philip Beale

From Roman instances until eventually this century the company of presidency has been mostly performed by way of the writing of letters, both within the type of directions or of authorisations to bring info orally. those records 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 used to be wanted for the management of the rustic. and not using a technique of quick supply to all involved there might be no potent executive. Separate postal prone constructed to satisfy the desires of nobles, the church, retailers, cities and the general public. This publication discusses 3 meanings of the notice ’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 carrier tested all through England after the conquest of 1066 persisted 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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