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Postal Service

The postal service in Renaissance England was complicated and sometimes unreliable. This image is a map of the major roads used by the Postal System. The cost to send a letter was determined by how far the carrier had to go.

During this time, the average cost to send a letter was about .02 cents. Today, a stamp costs .42 cents. Why do you think the price to send a letter has gone up?

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John Ogilby. Britannia Depicta. London, 1720.

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