‘And Did Those Feet’

Welcome to the new site.

I  have not yet had time to load the vast content of the old site, but I am working on it!  But you can read the original blog here .

This site is about London, archaeology, history and literary history, and more generally, heritage and museums.

Projects

And Did Those Feet has extensive experience of working in the heritage field. It has run several small museums, provided consultancy for many museums and leading heritage organisations. and managed many event programmes, lectures, walks,  cultural study tours, and conferences.

Kevin Flude lectures at:

Central St Martins College on the M.A. For Narrative Environments course

Recent projects include a project in conjunction with the British Museum on Room 3 and the Tokyo Olympics.

University of Westminster on the ‘Londinium to the Blitz’ module.

He recently gave  a 10 week course on the History of Museums to Stevenage Art Society

He is a former Honorary Lecturer at UCL and Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester on the Museums module.

More can be found on the heritage web site here:

Walks, Tours and Events

Physical Walks for London Walks

The good news is that numbers are beginning to pick up on the first post-Covid season of Guided walks.   

Every Thursday at 6.30 we are doing an Archaeology Walk around the City of London.  I am doing every other week, and a  colleague, Leo Heaton the other week.    Later we plan to do another walk in the afternoon. To book, thursday night click here

I am also putting together a series of special, repertory walks for London walks running from September  For more details click here

Virtual Walks

Meanwhile I am on my fifth season of Virtual Guided Walks.  For more details of the programme click here:

List of All Guided Walks.

I have a large repertory of walks, tours, and lectures  in my backpack.   I mostly give them for two excellent organisations. London Walks, and Road Scholar.

Road Scholar Programmes

My next study tour for Road Scholar is ….well who knows!   One of the tours I do is called ‘Quintessential Britain’ which takes in London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Cotswold, Chester, Wales, Haworth, York, Edinburgh and other places en route.

Once upon a safe time in the summer I gave a programme  called ‘London’s Neighbourhoods‘  which is a great short tour of London with a day in the East End taking in the Street Art, a Day in the City, Greenwich and Bermondsey.

 

A complete list of my repertory of walks. lectures, study tours can be found here:

 

For more details see blog post:

Books

Books

Britain’s Kings And Queens in Bite-sized chunks‘ Michael O’mara Books, 2021 (Reprint). Kevin Flude   To buy click here

Divorced, Beheaded, Died …the History Of Britain’s Kings And Queens in Bite-sized chunks’ Michael O’mara Books, 2009. Kevin Flude   To buy click here

The Four Humours of Shakespeare‘ Feedaread.com, 2014.  Kevin Flude

Citisights Guide to London. Ten Walks through London’s Past’ Virgin Books. 1991. Kevin Flude and Paul Herbert (republished 2001 Authors Choice Press)

To buy click here:

In Their Own Words – A Literary Companion To The Origins Of London‘ D A Horizons, 2009.  Kevin Flude

To buy Kindle version click here.  To buy paperback click on the paypal link below or  email kpflude AT anddidthosefeet.org.uk

 

 

Cover of Kevin Flude's 'In their Own Words'
A Literary Companion to the origins of London

Archaeology – The Usborne Young Scientist’. Usborne 1984  Barbara Cork, Struan Reid, Iain Ashman, Dr Anne Millard and Kevin Flude

For my fictional works click here

Blog

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When icicles hang by the wall, And Dick the shepherd blows his nail, And Tom bears logs into the hall, And milk comes frozen home in pail, When blood is nipp’d and ways be foul, Then nightly sings the staring owl, Tu-whit; Tu-who, a merry note, While greasy Joan doth keel the pot. When all …

DECEMBER 3RD – FEAST DAY OF LUCIUS – FIRST CHRISTIAN KING OF BRITAIN

The Venerable Bede tells us that King Lucius converted to Christianity in around 180AD. He says that the King asked Pope Eleutherius to send teachers to instruct him. Bede got this from Liber Pontificalis of c 590. There is also a tradition that St Peter’s Cornhill in London was set up by King Lucius. Bede …

DECEMBER – THE MONTH OF ADVENT OF ‘EXPECTANT WAITING’ LOOKING FORWARD TO CHRISTMAS, YULE, SATURNALIA SOLSTICE

Advent begins on the 4th Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. This year it was Sunday 28th November but it can be as last as 3rd December. Advent divides the world into those who love to plan; who love to anticipate and people like me who buy all my presents in a mad …