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Post Office

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Date: 1635-
History: Established in 1635 (31 July) by Royal Proclamation of King Charles I which made his Royal Mail service available to the public for the first time, the postage being paid by the recipient. The head of this new service was variously known as Master of Posts, Comptroller General of the Posts and Postmaster of England.
Functions, occupations and activities: Government (central)
References: British Postal Museum & Archive website; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C279052
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