‘And Did Those Feet’

Welcome to ‘And Did Those Feet’.

This site is about London, archaeology, folklore, history, literary history, and museums.

These are the latest posts from my ‘Almanac of the Year’

My original blogspot blog is here .

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

I have worked on projects in collaboration with a range of organisations including the British Museum, Camden Council and the National Trust.

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

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

I am 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:

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Walks&Tours

I have a huge range of Lectures, Guided Walks and Study tours which I do or have done. Currently, I am doing Study Tours for Road Scholar, Guided and Virtual Walks for London Walks and University courses for Central St. Martins.

Walks for London Walks

I do many guided and virtual walks for the marvellous London Walks. You can see my upcoming walks here:

Road Scholar Programmes

I am preparing a new season of study tours for Road Scholar with the programme:

 ‘Quintessential Britain’ which takes in London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, Cotswold, Chester, Wales, Haworth, York, Edinburgh and other places en route. 

Books

Books

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

As of 7/12/2022 this has sold 135,772 copies in 7 editions and formats (not counting audio)

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 To buy  email kpflude AT anddidthosefeet.org.uk

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

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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

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Blog

Terminalia God of the Boundary February 23rd

Today is ‘Terminalia, the Roman day for setting land boundaries. Terminus was an old ancient God who was the God of the boundary, the border, the edge, the liminal God. Ovid says that when King Tarquinus swept away the old Gods on the Capital Hill and Jupiter became the Great God, all the old temples …

Stanley Green, the Protein Man of Oxford Street February 22nd

I was failing to find anything of significance to post (an Ordinary Day as Ovid calls them), when I came across a London Walks post about Stanley Green. Green was born on 22nd February in 1915. Most people who lived in London, knew of him, as he was, always to be seen patrolling Oxford Street …

Feralia – the Roman Festival of the Dead February 21st

Feralia is the last day of Parentalia a 9-Day Festival for the spirits of the Dead described in some detail by the Roman Poet, Ovid, in his Almanac of the year called the ‘Fasti’. Here, he describes how to honour a parent: And the grave must be honoured. Appease your father’sSpirits, and bring little gifts …