The School is pleased to announce we have commissioned 500 limited edition English bone china tankard mugs to celebrate our 500th Anniversary in 2019. Alongside this, we have produced "Treasures of King's Bruton" an evocative book celebrating 500 years of King’s Bruton, seen through past and present treasures.
This is your chance to own and enjoy, a unique piece of King's Bruton memorabilia.
500 limited edition English bone china tankard mugs have been produced (please note that stock is now very low - less than 80 mugs remain). These unique tankard mugs have a 1/2 pint capacity. Their design incorporates the traditional school crown and dolphin logo alongside the 500th Anniversary logo and various key words associated with the School's history. The mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Photos of the mug alongside an illustration of the design can be seen below. To order a mug please visit the online merchandise shop.
In this lavishly illustrated celebration of the School's rich history, former King's master Charles Oulton draws on meticulous archive scholarship to place the School's most enduring treasures in their social, educational and historical context.
Although the King's School has existed since the early sixteenth century, attention has only recently been focused on the exceptional archive that the School possesses, the finest of any West Country school. Brought to life through striking photography, the documents, artefacts and buildings highlighted in Treasures of King's Bruton include the School's foundation document of 1519; the original Schoolhouse that is still in use today; the 1297 copy of the Magna Carta, formerly in the possession of the School, and sold to the Australian Government for £12,500 in 1952; a handwritten letter by Old Brutonian R. D. Blackmore, the author of Lorna Doone; and a King's sports trophy buried for five years in Malaya during the Second World War to keep it safe from the Japanese.
Photos of the book can be seen below. To order a book please visit the online merchandise shop.