Martin Biddle

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Martin Biddle
Born (1937-06-04) 4 June 1937 (age 79)
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[edit]

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[edit]



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] He served as president of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society from 2011 to 2014.

Select works[edit]

  • 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. 


  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". New York Times. 1962-08-22. Retrieved June 27, 2009. 
  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. ^ "no. 54625". The London Gazette. 30 December 1996. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "(Supplement) no. 60895". The London Gazette. 14 June 2014. p. b9. 
  8. ^ "BIDDLE, Professor Martin, CBE". British Academy Fellows. British Academy. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 

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