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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.
Among the most distinguished are: the medical physician who discovered the circulation of blood, William Harvey; a 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 Minister responsible for the 2012 London Olympics, Sir Hugh Robertson.