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The King’s School, Canterbury has nurtured a long list of famous and successful alumni. Over a hundred and thirty Old King’s Scholars (OKS) are recorded in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The King’s School, Canterbury has nurtured a long list of famous and successful alumni.  Over an hundred and thirty Old King’s Scholars (OKS) are recorded in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.  Among the most distinguished are medical physician who discovered the circulation of blood, William Harvey; playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe; author W. Somerset Maugham; and a senior British Army officer from World War II, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery.

 

Today the best known include: ex-England cricket captain, David Gower; NASA astronaut, Michael Foale; double Grammy and Ivor Novello award nominee, Sacha Skarbek; the triple Olympic medalist Fran Houghton; conductor Harry Christophers; Academy Award Winner Anna Pinnock; War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo and the former Government Minister responsible for the 2012 London Olympics, Sir Hugh Robertson.

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