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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.

William Harvey (medical physician who first discovered the circulation of blood)
William Harvey (medical physician who first discovered the circulation of blood)
Christopher Marlowe (a playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare
Christopher Marlowe (a playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare
W.Somerset Maugham (author)
W.Somerset Maugham (author)
David Gower, England cricketer and commentator
David Gower, England cricketer and commentator
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery ( a senior and highly successful British Army Officer in the 20th Century)
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery ( a senior and highly successful British Army Officer in the 20th Century)
Michael Foale, NASA Astronaut
Michael Foale, NASA Astronaut
William Harvey (medical physician who first discovered the circulation of blood)
William Harvey (medical physician who first discovered the circulation of blood)
Christopher Marlowe (a playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare
Christopher Marlowe (a playwright and contemporary of William Shakespeare
W.Somerset Maugham (author)
W.Somerset Maugham (author)
David Gower, England cricketer and commentator
David Gower, England cricketer and commentator
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery ( a senior and highly successful British Army Officer in the 20th Century)
Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery ( a senior and highly successful British Army Officer in the 20th Century)
Michael Foale, NASA Astronaut
Michael Foale, NASA Astronaut

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