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The celebrated Captain Barclay

sport, money, and fame in regency Britain

by Peter Radford

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Published by Headline in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Barclay, -- Captain -- 1779-1854.,
  • Track and field athletes -- Scotland -- Biography.,
  • Gamblers -- Scotland -- Biography.,
  • Walking (Sports) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-336) and index.

    StatementPeter Radford.
    GenreBiography.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV697.B37 R33 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 342 p. :
    Number of Pages342
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16628141M
    ISBN 100747272220
    LC Control Number2004380158

    Captain Robert Barclay-Allardice of Urie 6 th &last ()m(() Mary Dalgarno. The Great Pedestrian, (1Kmiles in 1Khours for 1Kgunieas) Boxing Promoter and a founder of modern cattle breeding (The Celebrated Captain Barclay by Peter Radford PubHeadline) (DoNB). October 3 rd. Born: Richard Boyle, the great Earl of Cork, , Canterbury; Giovanni The celebrated pedestrian and athlete, Captain Barclay, was a descendant of the great Quaker-champion and the last of the name who possessed the estate of Ury. The leading doctrine pervading the book is that of the internal light revealing to man.

    1 June "Captain Barclay, the celebrated pedestrian, commences the undertaking to walk miles in successive hours, at the rate of a mile in each and every hour." from La Belle Assemblee, Chronological Sketch of the Most Remarkable Events of the Year Daily Celebration, Vol. II Hardcover – December 1, by William Barclay (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, December 1, "Please retry" $ 5/5(1).

      Book Overview With over ten million copies in print, the worldwide popularity of William Barclay's Daily Study Bible remains unsurpassed. Collected here in a single volume are some of William Barclay's finest writings from his multivolume work, each one carefully selected and arranged for daily meditation throughout the year.   The Celebrated Pedestrian "With the exception of Captain Barclay, Abraham Wood, of Mildrew in Lancashire, holds the first rank amongst pedestrians. He is a remarkablyy fine, tall, well-made man, and is not only a swift runner, but is also possessed of good wind and great bottom.".


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The book describes this really well and in fact Captain Robert Barclay is most famous for one great sporting feat - trying to walk miles in hours for guineas. Six weeks later, exhausted and on the verge of collapsing, he completed his challenge and instantly became the most famous sporting figure of Regency times/5.

Captain Barclay himself would often walk 50 to 70 miles a day for pleasure. Eventually he found that his ability to walk extraordinary distances could win large bets in gambling.

The book opens with the most famous of Barlcay's bets that he could walk miles in hours for by: 3. Captain Barclay left from Ramsgate on Thursday 20 July, only eight days after his triumph at Newmarket, with his uniform hanging on him as if it was made for. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Celebrated Captain Barclay: Sport, Money, and Fame in Regency Britain by Peter Radford (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online prices at eBay.

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Peter Frank Radford (born 20 September ) is a former British athlete, who competed at and metres (and and yards), broke world records, and won Olympic medals, despite having been seriously ill as a child due to a hole in his ality: English.

This equally remarkable book shows the same was true of the sporting fraternity. The Celebrated Captain Barclay, By Peter Radford His greatest achievement came eight years later when he. Book Review The Celebrated Captain Barclay. site-wide navigation is near the bottom of the page.

This page is accessible in all browsers, but the design will look different in a. As Professor Peter Radford writes in his book The Celebrated Captain Barclay, side-bets pushed Barclay’s take up to £16, roughly years of.

The Celebrated Pedestrian Also known as Captain Barclay Born Died Born on the 25th AugustRobert Barclay-Allardice was the eldest son of a Robert Barclay, 5th of Urie who in had married an heiress named Sarah Ann Allardice and adopted the surname of Barclay-Allardice.

From an early age the younger Robert developed a dislike of being confined indoors and a preference. The Celebrated Captain Barclay: Sport, Money And Fame In Regency Britain Author: Peter Radford.

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The Celebrated Captain Barclay: Sport, Money and Fame in Regency Britain Peter Radford pp, Headline, £ At Newmarket inCaptain Robert Barclay performed an astonishing feat.

But first read The Celebrated Captain Barclay by Peter Radford, a sparkling and scholarly biography. The indefatigable Scots laird (–) once walked one mile every hour for 1, hours. Click to read more about The Celebrated Captain Barclay: Sport, Money and Fame in Regency Britain by Peter Radford.

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One was devised by 'an unnamed Duke' who wagered a thousand guineas that he could find a man to walk the ten miles from Piccadilly to Hounslow within three hours, taking three. Captain Barclay's father was Robert Barclay (–), 5th of Ury, a member of an ancient Scottish family, and great-grandson of Robert Barclay (–), 2nd of Ury, who published in a noted Apology (i.e.

defence) for the Quaker faith. The banking Barclay family which founded Barclays Bank were descended from this 2nd Laird. Get this from a library. Pedestrianism, or, An account of the performances of celebrated pedestrians during the last and present century: with a full narrative of Captain Barclay's public and private matches, and an essay on training.

[Walter Thom]. James Barclay has 56 books on Goodreads with ratings. James Barclay’s most popular book is Dawnthief (Chronicles of the Raven, #1). Pedestrianism; or, An account of the performances of celebrated pedestrians during the last and present century: with a full narrative of Captain Barclay's public and private matches; and an essay on training [Leather Bound] Thom, Walter.

Captain Robert Barclay Allardice ( – ) “The Celebrated Pedestrian” Share This post is a little research on an event that took place in Newmarket Suffolk in by a famous pedestrian. Pedestrianism; or, An Account of the Performances of Celebrated Pedestrians During the Last and Present Century.

With a full narrative of Captain Barclay's public and private matches; and an essay on training. Language: English: LoC Class: GV: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation: Recreation, Leisure: Subject: Walking Category: Text: EBook-No.