A Survey of Public Transport in Worcester

  • 26 May 2023
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The first means of public transport in England came in the 17th century. Baggage wagons were used by the King and military forces in medieval times, where the roads permitted, but it was not until Elizabeth 1's reign that coaches were introduced into England. During Stuart times the King's business brought diplomatic carriages that often served as a bedroom and a conceyance. There were many who despised this great lumbering vehicle, and a Bill was introduced in Parliament to prevent the effeminacy of men riding in coaches. The law was repealed in 1625.