Martin BIDDLE

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-06-04
Education Merchant Taylors', Pembroke Coll Cambridge (MA), Univ of Oxford (MA)
Books & Publications Future of London's Past (1973), Winchester in the Early Middle Ages (ed, 1976), Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester (1990), Das Grab Christi (1998), The Tomb of Christ (1999), King Arthur's Round Table (2000), The Church of the Holy Sepulchre (2000), Henry VIII's Artillery Fort at Camber Castle (2001), Nonsuch Palace: The Material Culture of a Restoration Household (2005)
Recreations travel, especially Hellenic, Middle East and S Asia, reading
Clubs
Style Prof Martin Biddle, CBE, FBA
Career 2 Lt 4 RTR 1956, Ind Sqdn RTR Berlin 1956-57; asst inspr of ancient monuments Miny of Public Bldg and Works 1961-63, lectr in medieval archaeology Univ of Exeter 1963-67, visiting fell All Souls Coll Oxford 1967-68, dir Winchester Research Unit 1968-, dir Univ Museum and prof of anthropology and history of art Univ of Pennsylvania 1977-81, lectr of the house ChCh Oxford 1983-86, Astor sr research fell in medieval archaeology and tutor in archaeology Hertford Coll Oxford 1989-2002, prof of medieval archaeology Univ of Oxford 1997-2002, emeritus fell Hertford Coll Oxford 2002-, emeritus prof of medieval archaeology Univ of Oxford 2002-, Leverhulme Emeritus Fell 2005-06; author of numerous books and articles; excavations with: Sir Mortimer Wheeler St Albans and Stanwick 1949 and 1952, Dame Kathleen Kenyon Jericho 1957-58; fieldwork: Nonsuch Palace 1959-60, Winchester 1961-71, St Albans 1978, 1982-84, 1991, 1994-95, 2003 and 2006 (with Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle), Repton 1974-88 and 1993 (with Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle), Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem 1989-93 and 1998 (with Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle), Qasr Ibrim Nubia Egypt 1989-90, 1992, 1995, 2000 (with Birthe Kjølbye-Biddle); ptnr Biddle & Biddle archaeological conslts, clients incl: Canterbury Cathedral, St Albans Abbey and Cathedral Church, Eurotunnel, British Telecom, etc; chm: Rescue The Trust for Br Archaeology 1971-75, Winchester in Europe (Nat Referendum 1975); served Cons Pty Ctees in: Winchester 1973-77, Oxford 1982-97; cmmr Royal Cmmn on the Historical Monuments of England 1984-95; pres Soc for Medieval Archaeology 1995-98, vice-pres Soc of Antiquaries 2006-09 (sr vice-pres 2008-09); Hon Knight of the Hon Soc of Knights of the Round Table 1971; Freeman: City of London 1963, Worshipful Co of Merchant Taylors 1963; Univ of Pennsylvania: Hon MA 1977, Hon Phi Beta Kappa 1978; Hon DLitt King Alfred's Coll/Univ of Southampton 2003; hon fell Pembroke Coll Cambridge 2006, hon memb Br Numismatic Soc 2008; FSA 1964, FRHistS 1970, FBA 1985
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