Niderost, Eric
December 2012
History Magazine;Dec2012/Jan2013, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p14
The article present a history of the use of horse-drawn stagecoaches by the British Royal Mail service between 1784 and 1846. The article explores the development of the Royal Mail stagecoach distribution method by theater owner John Palmer and discusses various elements of the Royal Mail coach design including the role of the coachman and horse teams and the protection of the postal service by the Royal Mail guard. The impact of the railroad on the end of Royal Mail coach delivery is also highlighted.


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