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Martin Biddle

Martin Biddle
Born (1937-06-04) 4 June 1937
Occupation Professor of Medieval Archaeology
Employer University of Oxford
Spouse(s) Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle

Martin Biddle, CBE, FBA (born 4 June 1937) is a British archaeologist and academic. He is an emeritus fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. His work was important in the development of medieval and post-medieval archaeology in Great Britain.

Early life

Biddle was born on 4 June 1937.[1] He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, a public boys school in Hertfordshire.[2] He went on to study at Pembroke College, Cambridge, graduating Bachelor of Arts (BA). This was later upgraded to Master of Arts (MA).[1]

Academic career



Biddle was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1997 New Year Honours 'for services to the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England'.[6] He was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to archaeology.[7]

In 1985, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).[8]

Select works


  1. ^ a b "Martin BIDDLE". People of Today. Debrett's. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Classics". Merchant Taylors’ School. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Briton Finds Site of Saxon Church".  
  4. ^ "Viking Dig Reports". BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
  5. ^ Leonard, Tom (2001-11-06). "Viking Skeleton Shows Anglo-Saxon's Thirst for Blood". The Telegraph. Retrieved June 27, 2009. 
  6. ^ The London Gazette: no. 54625. pp. 9–10. 30 December 1996. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60895. p. b9. 14 June 2014.
  8. ^ "BIDDLE, Professor Martin, CBE". British Academy Fellows. British Academy. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

External links

Biography on Winchester Excavations Committee website

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