A British image of a peace treaty being enforced between the Maroons and the British in 1739 after the Maroons fought the British to a standstill. Here, Colonel John Guthrie, a Jamaican plantation owner, meets Cudjoe, the leader of the Jamaican Maroons.
- Article by:
- Miles Ogborn
- Military and maritime
Jamaican Maroons fought two major wars against the British during the 18th century. With reference to maps and views in the King's Topographical Collection, Miles Ogborn investigates these communities of escaped slaves and their attempts to retain their freedom in a landscape of slavery.