Packhorse, Waggon and Post: Land Carriage and Communications under the Tudors and Stuarts

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Routledge, Feb 1, 2013 - History - 176 pages
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Puiblished in the year 2006, Packhorse, Waggon and Post is a valuable contribution to the field of Major Works.
 

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Nice, old-fashioned overview of the development of the post in England. An enjoyable read, it draws from many sources, but is not particularly erudite (in good and bad). Read full review

Contents

I Packhorse and Waggon
1
II The Weather
9
III The Roads
14
IV Travel with the Carrier
22
V The Common Carrier
29
VI The Private Carrier
35
VII Thwarting the Highwayman
42
VIII Footposts
51
XII Duties of a Post
71
XIII The Through Post and Private Posting
78
XIV Cost and Speed of Posting
84
XV Breakdown of the Bargain
89
XVI Bye Letters
94
XVII The Letter Post
102
XVIII The Coach
109
XIX Stage Coaches
125

IX Horse Relays and Standing Posts
57
X The Kentish Stages
62
XI Monopoly by Bargain
67
NOTES
134
INDEX
144
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