By Terry Marsh
This guidebook follows the Coast to Coast or C2C stroll, popularised by way of Wainwright, which runs from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on Yorkshire's east coast. At 178 miles (300km), this renowned long-distance jogging path may be simply walked inside of a two-week vacation.
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These battles helped to promote metropolitan interest in colonial affairs, especially in the wake of the Peace of Utrecht, which had borne testimony to the increasing competition among the European powers for the spoils of imperial trade. 27 Hamilton charged the Speaker with proﬁteering from his lucrative position as the island’s collector of customs and accused other family members of corruption. The Beckfords counterclaimed that the governor had overstepped his authority and had used his position to overawe the islanders.
Such warmth had little humanitarianism behind it and was rooted in a brutal pragmatism. Not only would isolated plantations be free from Maroon raids, but the former rebels now patrolled the island forests for runaway slaves and returned them to grateful owners. 22 Beckford also recognized that relations with the mother country had reached a critical stage and was particularly keen that he and Knight build on recent successes. He harbored a planterly suspicion of metropolitan intervention in island affairs, most obviously through the powers of the governor, 42 t r a n s at l a n t i c m a n but he was already casting his gaze to the imperial capital and envisioning for himself a much broader theater of political action.
28 The conﬂicts only compounded the uncertainties of the island at the end of the wars of 1689–1713, and both sides claimed that their opponents imperiled the future prosperity of the island at a critical time. 29 Having dispatched his enemies, the Speaker then extended his interests over the island still further, becoming a feared opponent in Jamaican circles and gaining riches that aroused the admiration of European observers. By a combination of shrewd purchases and mortgage defaults, Peter extended the family properties to cover seventeen sugar plantations and ﬁve pens for livestock, with major concentrations in Westmoreland in the west and in the family’s traditional center of Clarendon.
A Northern Coast to Coast Walk: From St Bees Head to Robin Hood's Bay by Terry Marsh