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Author Crofts, J.
Title Packhorse, waggon and post : land carriage and communications under the Tudors and Stuarts / J. Crofts.
Imprint London : Routledge, 2007.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 147 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series Studies in social history
Routledge library editions. Studies in social history
Studies in social history (Routledge (Firm))
Note Originally published in 1967 by Routledge and Kegan Paul.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Coaching (Transportation) -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Coaching (Transportation) -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Postal service -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Postal service -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain.
1500-1699
Genre History.
Contents 1. Packhorse and waggon -- 2. The weather -- 3. The roads -- 4. Travel with the carrier -- 5. The common carrier -- 6. The private carrier -- 7. Thwarting the highwayman -- 8. Footposts -- 9. Horse relays and standing posts -- 10. The Kentish stages -- 11. Monopoly by bargain -- 12. Duties of a post -- 13. The through post and private posting -- 14. Cost and speed of posting -- 15. Breakdown of the bargain -- 16. Bye letters -- 17. The letter post -- 18. The coach -- 19. Stage coaches.