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Eric Birley
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Born in Swinton, Greater Manchester
Born on 12th of January 1906
Died on 20th of October 1995

Born 1906. Died 1995 - English historian and archaeologist.


Lecturer specialising in archaeology of Hadrian’s Wall. Served in military intelligence in WWII. Founded Congress of Roman Frontier Studies in 1949. Founder-chairman of Vindolanda Trust in 1970.

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