500 Years of the Royal Mail

2016 commemorates 500 years since Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke, the first Master of the Posts, in 1516.

 

During 500 years of the postal service, new ways of working have been embraced to deliver mail faster and more efficiently, often resulting in broader benefits to society at large.

 

2016 commemorates 500 years since Henry VIII knighted Brian Tuke, the first Master of the Posts, in
1516.

 

As part of The Royal Mail’s 500 year celebrations, Royal Mail and Sea Cadet training ship ‘TS Royalist’ have recreated the voyage of a historic mail ‘packet’ ship.

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