Father Henry Lytherlande

Vicar of Newark in 1536. Following Henry VIII's reformation of the church he defied the King and was involved in both the Lincolnshire Uprising and the Pilgrimage of Grace. For his defiance he was hung, drawn and quartered in 1538.

Gonville Bromhead VC

During the Zulu wars of 1879 Gonville Bromhead was the second in command at the Battle of Rorke's Drift - played by Michael Caine in the classic film Zulu. He won one of the 11 Victoria Crosses awarded for this action. This is the highest number for a single action ever awarded.

Sir William Gilstrap

In the Victorian era philanthropic gestures became more commonplace. One of the most evident in Newark is the Gilstrap Centre built as a public library (now Register Office) with money provided by the maltster and brewer Sir William Gilstrap.

Sir William Nicholson

Former pupil at the Magnus Grammar School he became a highly regarded painter, illustrator and poster designer. Nicholson provided illustrations and cover designs for several of the early books of his brother-in-law, the famous poet Robert Graves. He taught Winston Churchill to paint and was knighted in 1936.

Sir Godfrey Hounsfield

Born in Sutton-on-Trent, Hounsfield was also a student at Magnus Grammar School he won the Nobel prize for Medicine or Physiology for his part in inventing X-ray computed tomography, i.e. the CT scanner. His name is immortalised in the Hounsfield scale, a measure used in evaluating CT scans.

Dusty Hare

William Henry 'Dusty' Hare MBE (born 29 November 1959) is a former England international rugby player, who played fullback. He currently holds the record for points scored in a first class rugby career with 7,337 points.

Toby Kebbell

Actor Tobias 'Toby' Kebbell was born in Yorkshire but grew up in Newark and has become famous after roles in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, War Horse and Wrath of the Titans. He took a lead role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and he has secured roles in the Warcraft film adaptation, set to be released in March 2016, and he plays Doctor Doom in The Fantastic Four (2015).

Norman Pace

Dudley-born Norman, who grew up in Newark and attended Magnus Grammar School, is best known for his partnership with Gareth Hale, which formed the comedy duo Hale and Pace. As straight actors, they fronted the original TV dramatisation of Dalziel and Pascoe. In 1989, Hale and Pace won the Golden Rose of Montreux. In 2007 they appeared in the Christmas Special of Extras, called The Extra Special Series Finale, playing themselves.

Mary Elizabeth King MBE

Mary King is a a British Olympic equestrian sportswoman who has represented Great Britain at six Olympics from 1992 to 2012, winning two silver and one bronze medal in the team eventing. She has won two gold and one silver medal in the World Equestrian Games team eventing and four team gold medals at the European Eventing Championships along with one bronze and one silver medal in the individual event. Nationally, she was the British Open Champion in 1990, 1991 and 1996.

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