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Thursday, June 16, 2016
the uk bureaucats
Longtime friend of the Museum, Everycat (@WhickyWhuudler) sent me to an excellent post from the UK's National Archives:
The bureaucats at the heart of government
There you will learn about such vermin-removal public specialists as Peter the Great (also known as Peter II), whose slim pay packet was meant to keep him recompensed but not so comfortable that he would grow lazy. (Can anyone out there relate?) You can also see a list of the Chief Mousers to the Cabinet Office since 1924 here at Wikipedia.