Martin Biddle

Emeritus Fellow / Honorary Fellow / Director, Hertford College, Oxford / Pembroke College, Cambridge / Winchester Research Unit

Martin Biddle is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, and Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was the first Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology in England, at the University of Exeter (1963–67) and has held many other distinguished academic positions worldwide. He is the Founder and Director of the Winchester Excavations Committee (1962–present) and the Winchester Research Unit (1968–present). Professor Biddle is also Chairman of the Fabric Advisory Committee (FAC) for Winchester Cathedral, Archaeological Consultant for St Albans Cathedral, and former Archaeological Consultant for Canterbury Cathedral. In June 2014, he was awarded a CBE for ‘services to archaeology’.

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Winchester in the Early Middle Ages

ed. Martin Biddle

This volume provides a full edition, translation, and analyses of the Winton Domesday and of the city depicted therein, drawing on the evidence derived from archaeological excavation and historical research in the city since 1961, on personal- and place-name evidence, and on contemporary advances in Anglo-Saxon numismatics. READ MORE

Hardback: £96.00

Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester

Martin Biddle

Over 6000 objects were recovered during the Winchester excavations (1961-1971), offering insight not only into the industries and arts, but the economic, cultural, and social life of medieval Winchester. This volume covers all the objects from the finest products of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’s skill to the iron tenter-hooks of the cloth industry. READ MORE

Hardback: £195.00

St Albans Abbey: The Excavation of the Chapter House 1978

ed. Martin Biddle

Excavations at the site of the medieval chapter house of St Albans Abbey in 1978 uncovered fragments of decorated floor tiles of the Anglo-Saxon abbey and associated burials, along with the magnificent floor of relief-decorated tiles of the medieval chapter house, and the graves of 16 known figures of the late 11th-to 15th-century abbey. READ MORE

Hardback: £110.00

Venta Belgarum: Prehistoric, Roman, and Post-Roman Winchester

Martin Biddle

This is a detailed study of the archaeology of Roman Winchester—Venta Belgarum, a major town in the south of the province of Britannia— and its development from the regional (civitas) capital of the Iron Age people, the Belgae, who inhabited much of what is now central and southern Hampshire.

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Hardback: £240.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Winchester Mint and Coins and Related Finds from the Excavations of 1961–71

ed. Martin Biddle

This volume records and illustrates the minting of silver pennies in Winchester between the reigns of Alfred the Great and Henry III. Five and a half thousand survive in museums and collections all over the world. Sought out and photographed (some 3200 coins in 6400 images detailing both sides), they have been minutely catalogued for this volume. READ MORE

Hardback: £115.00 | Open Access

Environment and Agriculture of Early Winchester

ed. Martin Biddle

This wide-ranging study describes the natural environment of Winchester and its immediate surroundings from the late Iron Age to the early post-medieval period. Historical and archaeological evidence consider humanity's interactions with the environment, fashioning agricultural, gardening and horticultural regimes over a millennium and a half. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Search for Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon Minsters

Martin Biddle

A history of extensive archaeological excavations in Winchester from 1961 to 1970, showing how they led to the discovery of the Old and New Minsters and brought back to life the history, archaeology and architecture of the city’s greatest Anglo-Saxon buildings. READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00 | eBook: £16.00