Original Letters, Illustrative of English History, Vol. 1
Excerpt from Original Letters, Illustrative of English History, Vol. 1: Including Numerous Royal Letters Our earliest use of paper in epistolary correspondence cannot be carried further back than the reign of Edward the First, during whose time, or in the latter part of his father's time, it seems to have been brought from the East by way of Italy. It was one of the conveniences of life for which we are indebted to the Crusades. The earliest instances of its use are to be found among what are called the Letters missive at the Record Office in the Tower. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.