Charles Cooper Henderson - Mail Coaches on the Road - the Louth-London Royal Mail progressing at Speed

History of the Postal Services

The Royal Mail

… can trace its history back to 1516, when Henry VIII established a “Master of the Posts”, a position that was renamed “Postmaster General” in 1710.

Upon his accession to the throne of England at the Union of the Crowns in 1603, James VI and I moved his court to London. One of his first acts from London was to establish the royal postal service between London and Edinburgh, in an attempt to retain control over the Scottish Privy Council.

Come to our lecture by Mike Beech to find out more about the fascinating history of our postal services.


Dec 11 2019


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Free to members, £2.00 for non-members
Trinity Church


Trinity Church
100 The Broadway, London NW7 3TB, United Kingdom


Mill Hill Historical Society
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