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This was also annual Speech Day at King's School, Ely. Dean Merivale was in the chair, supported by Professor Kennedy, Archdeacon Emery, and many of the clergy of the neighbourhood. The head master, after some allusion to the former history of the school (in which Edward the Confessor had been educated, and which, in the seventy years after its new foundation by Henry VIII., had developed, into a school of upwards of 300 boys, among whom were many of distinction), recounted the honours achieved in the past year. Among these were successes in the Civil Service and Indian Civil Service examination, an exhibition at Worcester College, Oxford, a first in the May examination at Queen's College, Cambridge, and a second at Peterhouse. An exhibition of 40 was awarded R. B. Rackham, and foundation scholarships to E.W. Roberson and H. Cruttwell. The prizes were distributed by the Dean of Ely.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.139