Royal Mail


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Family and Intimate relationships Violet Trefusis
VT 's mother, Alice Frederica (Edmonstone) Keppel , was born in 1869 to Mary Elizabeth (Parsons) and William Edmonstone at Duntreath Castle near Loch Lomond, Scotland.
Souhami, Diana. Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter. Flamingo, 1997.
Alice married George Keppel in 1891, but...


27 March 1680
According to an early advertisement, the London offices of the Penny Post were opened by upholsterer Robert Murray and metals merchant William Dockwra . This challenged the government monopoly , and advertisements were thought to...
28 September 1711
A Post Office Act empowered the Royal Mail to carry letters other than on the main post roads to and from London: the bye or by and cross-post routes.
Whyman, Susan E. The Pen and the People: English Letter Writers 1660-1800. Oxford University Press, 2009.
53 and n70, 55
In the first years of regular airline services, government contracts (especially with the Royal Mail ) helped subsidize passenger service.
September 1968
The Royal Mail first introduced two-tier postal services in Britain: a stamp for a second-class letter cost 4p, while a first-class letter cost 5p.