‘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’

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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.

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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

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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

Discovering Mary Beale in Pall Mall, Flaming June in Piccadilly

Yesterday, I was asked to do two Jane Austen’s London walks.  The walk explores Mayfair, where her brother, Henry lived and had his Bank, and where Austen placed the central drama of Sense and Sensibility. I decided to use the time between the walks to look for a shopping mall which dates back to Jane …

Haymaking time. But the Wrong Time to Marry July 2nd.

‘They that wive twixt sickle and scythe shall never thrive’ The time between Haymaking and the corn harvest was such a busy period, that it was considered a bad time to marry. Haymaking was done by hand with a sickle, these were swung at an angle to cut the grass. It was easier if a …

July Julius Caesar’s Month

July is named for Julius Caesar. Originally, the Roman Month was called Quintilis, as it was the fifth month of the Roman calendar, which originally started in March. Caesar reformed the calendar in 44BC and the Senate renamed the month after him. It is called Lúil in Irish and Gorffennaf in Welsh. In Anglo Saxon …