Distinguished friends

David Miles

David Miles CBE was born in Yorkshire into a mainly Irish family. He was the Director of the Oxford Archaeological Unit for many years, and worked on projects in Britain, France, Greece and the West Indies. In 1999 he became Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage, where he developed a maritime archaeology unit and a project to study the impact of slavery in England.

He has written many books on archaeology, particularly on the Roman and Migration periods in Britain, and one on the origins of the British, The Tribes of Britain. He is married to Gwyn Miles, Director of the Somerset House Trust, and they have two children and three grandchildren.