THE latest book from the decades of archaeology in Winchester has been published.

The Search for Winchester’s Anglo-Saxon Minsters has been written by Prof Martin Biddle who oversaw the groundbreaking digs in the city through the 1960s.

It explores the Anglo-Saxon churches that dominated Winchester in the centuries before the Norman invasion of 1066 that led to the construction of Winchester Cathedral.

It focuses on the Old Minster and new Minster which were torn down by the conquerors.

The book traces the digs that Prof Biddle led from 1961 to 1970 which rediscovered the lost buildings and shed light on their history.

It was overseen by the Winchester Excavations Committee which has been studying the city’s past since 1962.

The book is dedicated to Prof Biddle’s last wife Birthe who died in 2010.