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Did you know that although he hated his time there as a boy Somerset Maugham had his ashes scattered at the King’s School Canterbury? His schooldays were not his happiest – French was his first language, his English still prone to error and thus ridicule; and the deaths of his mother from TB and father from cancer before he reached his teens left him with a bad stammer, again subject to mockery by thoughtless school-fellows.

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Christopher Marlowe
Fiona Phillips
Freddie Laker
George Rooke
Jodie Kidd
John Arthur Robinson
Michael Powell
Orlando Bloom
Thomas Linacre

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Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past - George Orwell
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Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer announce engagement - 1981, Lawrence Inquiry Published - 1999
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