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Pryor, Dr Francis Manning Marlborough locked

MBE 1999

Born 13 Jan. 1945; s of late Robert Matthew Marlborough Pryor, MBE and Barbara Helen Pryor (née Robertson); m 1st, 1969, Sylvia Jean Page (marr. diss. 1977); one d; 2nd, 1988, Maisie Taylor

archaeologist; Director of Archaeology, Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre, Peterborough, since 1987


Eton; Trinity Coll., Cambridge (MA Archaeol. and Anthropol.; PhD 1985)


Asst Curator, Royal Ontario Mus., Toronto, 1969–78; Welland Valley Field Officer, Cambs CC, 1978–82; Dir, Etton and Flag Fen Excavations, 1982–87. Vis. Prof. of Archaeol., Leicester Univ., 2007–. Pres., Council for British Archaeol., 1998–2005. Presenter, TV series: Britain BC, 2003; Britain AD, 2004


Excavations at Fengate, Peterborough, 4 vols, 1974–1984; Flag Fen, 1992; Prehistoric Farmers, 1998; Excavations at Etton, 1998; Sea Henge, 2001; The Flag Fen Basin, 2001; Britain BC, 2003; Britain AD, 2004; Britain in the Middle Ages, 2006; The Making of the British Landscape, 2010; The Birth of Modern Britain: a journey into Britain’s archaeological past: 1550 to the present, 2011; The Lifers’ Club (novel), 2014; Home: a time traveller’s tales from Britain’s prehistory, 2014


gardening, eating my own vegetables (it’s about ingredients, not sauces)


Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre, The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough PE6 7QF

(01733) 313414

(01733) 349957