And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 2000 Years of British and Irish History

And Did Those Feet: Walking Through 2000 Years of British and Irish History


By (author) Charlie Connelly

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm
  • Publication date: 1 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408700840
  • ISBN 13: 9781408700846
  • Sales rank: 426,130

Product description

The landscape of the British Isles is filled with history, much of which we miss as it flashes past the car window. Do we even realise that we're following the same path as the Tolpuddle Martyrs, or that we're driving past the exact spot where King Harold was killed, shot through the eye with an arrow? As a lover of both history and the British countryside, Charlie Connelly decided to rectify this, and set out on a series of walks that recreate famous historical journeys. En route he retells the story of the original trip while discovering who and what now inhabit these iconic routes. Walking in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Charlie journeys alongside Boudicca's ghost in Norfolk, relives Bonnie Prince Charlie's flight to Skye disguised as Flora MacDonald's maid and takes the same 32-mile round trip as the starving Louisburgh famine walkers. He suffers broken toes, becomes trapped in the Scottish Parliament and encounters dead poets and a surprisingly high number of mad old women in woolly hats. Told with Charlie's customary charm and wit, And Did Those Feet will reveal the historical secrets hidden in the much-loved coastal, country and urban landscapes of Britain.

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Author information

As well as writing bestselling travel books such as ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING and IN SEARCH OF ELVIS, Charlie Connelly is also a broadcaster for Radio 4 and presenter for BBC1's The Holiday Programme.

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For IN SEARCH OF ELVIS: 'A really, really good idea ... Connelly is an eminently affable, agreeable guide' DAILY MAIL * 'A thoroughly enjoyable exploration of an icon and his legacy' DAILY EXPRESS Praise for ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING: 'One of those simple yet brilliant ideas' Daily Mail 'What a great idea for a book' - Scotland on Sunday