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Name  Martin Biddle
Role  Archaeologist
Employer  University of Oxford

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Born  4 June 1937 (age 78) (1937-06-04)
Occupation  Professor of Medieval Archaeology
Spouse  Birthe Kjolbye-Biddle (m. 1966)
Education  Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
Books  The Tomb of Christ, Das Grab Christi

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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.


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Early life

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


  • Nonsuch Palace 1959-1960
  • Winchester 1961-1971
  • Repton
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Honours

    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'. He was promoted to Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to archaeology.

    In 1985, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA). He served as president of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society from 2011 to 2014.

    Select works

  • Biddle, Martin; Hudson, Daphne M (April 1, 1973). Future of London's Past. ISBN 0-903789-01-9. 
  • Biddle, Martin (1989). "Introduction". Anglo-Saxon and Mediaeval Archaeology, History and Art, with special reference to Sutton Hoo: The highly important Working Library and Archive of more than 6,000 titles formed by Dr. Rupert L.S. Bruce-Mitford FBA, D.Litt., FSA. Wickmere: Merrion Book Co. 
  • Biddle, Martin; Avni, Gideon (July 7, 2000). The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. ISBN 0-8478-2282-6. 
  • References

    Martin Biddle Wikipedia

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