|Born||14 June 1914
Streatham, London, England
|Died||10 March 1994
|Spouse(s)||Kathleen Dent (m.1941–1972), Marilyn Luscombe (m.1975–1984), Margaret Adams (m.1988–1994)|
|Children||one son, two daughters|
|Parents||C. E. Bruce-Mitford and Beatrice Allison|
Rupert Leo Scott Bruce-Mitford (surname sometimes: "Mitford") (1914 in Streatham (London), UK – 1994 in Oxford) was a British archaeologist best known for his multi-volume publication on the Sutton Hoo ship burial.
Bruce-Mitford worked for the British Museum, London, in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities from 1938, and, following the bequest of the Sutton Hoo Treasure to the nation in 1942, he was charged with leading the project to study and publish the finds. This he did through four decades at the British Museum. He also became President of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Apart from military service in World War II he worked at the British Museum continuously until 1977, including two keeperships, and finally as a research keeper.
He was married three times and had three children by his first wife, Kathleen Dent.
- 2005: The Corpus of Late Celtic Hanging-Bowls (posthumous; ed. Sheila Raven)
- 1975: The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (with A. C. Evans)
- The Bog People: Iron Age man preserved
- 1997: Mawgan Porth; a settlement of the Late Saxon Period on the north Cornish coast: excavations 1949-52, 1954 and 1974 London: English Heritage ISBN 1-85074-613-3 (posthumous)
- Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology: Sutton Hoo and other discoveries ISBN 0-575-01704-X
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