By Terry Marsh

This guidebook follows the Coast to Coast or C2C stroll, popularised via Wainwright, which runs from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay on Yorkshire's east coast. At 178 miles (300km), this well known long-distance jogging direction may be simply walked inside a two-week vacation.

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II, Selden Society LXXII (London, 1955), 123. 21 John of Wales, Communiloquium, I, VII, 2, fol. 52; Secretum Secretorum, 72, 146 (for the treasurers), 19, 44 (for the almoner), 71, 144 (for the messengers) and 73, 148–50 (for the military commanders). On the diffusion of Vegetius in the Middle Ages, see Philippe Richardot, Végèce et la culture militaire au Moyen Age (Ve–XVe siècle) (Paris, 1998), 71–99. 22 John of Wales, Communiloquium, I, IV, fol. 39r and I, IV, 1, fol. 40r. After Policraticus, V, 11 Ethics and Office 23 elected, the coroners must swear, in front of the whole county, that they shall take care to do well in everything that pertains to their office.

The text of the French ‘ordonnance’ is edited in Ordonnances des rois de France de la troisième race, ed. Eusèbe-Jacob de Laurière, vol. I (Paris, 1723), 67–73. 8 On courtesy literature, see in particular J. Nicholls, The Matter of Courtesy: Medieval Courtesy Books and the Gawain-Poet (Woodbridge, 1985), 73; C. Stephen Jaeger, The Origins of Courtliness and idem, ‘Courtliness and Social Change’, in Cultures of Power: Lordship, Status, and Process in Twelfth-Century Europe, ed. N. Bisson (Philadelphia, 1995), 287–309.

39v. For the sake of comparison, we may quote here the French courtesy book, the Enseignement des princes of Robert de Blois which has a section on the choice of advisers, entitled ‘To preserve oneself from treason’ (112–15). Men of base origin are not to be trusted (lines 673–732), a statement that Robert de Blois illustrates with the example of Darius, who was betrayed by men of servile birth whom he had promoted to the highest rank (lines 733–66), and of Alexander, poisoned by his slaves (lines 767–85).

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