Today’s new special stamps …
… are about the history of the Royal Mail and it’s predecessors:
As you can see, they feature Sir Brian Tuke, who Henry VIII made Master of the King’s Posts in 1512. He occupied other positions, including clerk of the council of Calais, Treasurer of the Household and secretary to Cardinal Wolsey:
One of his principal duties must have been organising the deliveries of the 72,000 death warrants Henry VIII mandated.