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 The Story of King Edward School 

Richard Pearson - Archivist, KES

Monday 18 September - White Swan Hotel - 6pm

The story of King Edward VI Grammar School reflects the turbulent history of England, through 800 years of political, educational, social and economic development. The story of the School is told in the context of the times and relates to the background of those times, and is told with tales of famous Old Boys, notable Masters, and the traditions that have been established.

Richard Pearson taught History in Lancaster, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. He was Research Director for an advertising agency in Baltimore, and provided research for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been the Archivist at King Edward VI School for eighteen years and edits the School magazine 'The Stratfordian'. He wrote the History of the School, published in 2007. Other works include 'A Band of Arrogant and United Heroes' - the story of Peter Hall's 1963/1964 production of 'The Wars of the Roses' (1992), 'The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the First World War' (2010), 'The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the Second World War' (2013), 'John Trapp - Master, Pastor and Puritan Divine' (2017), and 'The Laughing Cavalier - The Biography and Collected Poems of Richard Spender' (2017).