Format: Hardback (662 pages)
Publisher: Sacristy Press
Date of Publication: April 2021
This admirably comprehensive history details the complex relationship between England and the Church throughout the ages in a way that is lucid and engaging. Sweeping in historical perspective, generous in detail, and broad in examination of the range of Christian experience in this country, And Did Those Feet is a not merely a helpful introduction to the history of the Church in this country, but an exploration of why it has taken the form it has.
Mark Langham, former Roman Catholic Chaplain, Fisher House, Cambridge
This is an impressive understanding of the church’s role and witness in the landscape and history of England for almost two millennia.
Russ Parker, Author of Healing Wounded History
And Did Those Feet covers a huge amount of ground in a brisk narrative from Roman times to the present day. At a time of widespread ignorance about the Christian story of our country, this book offers a useful primer both for students and the merely curious.
Richard Chartres, former Bishop of London
It was Winston Churchill who apologized for the length of his report, explaining that he had not had time to shorten it. The idea that the history and faith of this great nation (for surely, they are one and the same thing) can be encapsulated in one volume seems as unlikely as the unicorn. And yet Patrick has done it – circumspice!
Jonathan Ruffer, Philanthropist and Investment Fund Chairman