Richard Pearson studied Graphic Arts, History and Economics and has 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 in Stratford for eight years and wrote the History of the School that was published in 2007. His other published works include A Band of Arrogant and United Heroes, the story of Peter Hall's production of The Wars of the Roses (1992), and The Boys of Shakespeare's School in the First World War (2010).
This books looks at the role played by the Old Boys of King Edward VI school, Stratford-Upon-Avon (know as Shakespeare's School) during the Second World War, telling each of their individual stories. - Military History Monthly Well researched. The author paints a picture of the character of the individual concerned, his contribution to the school and, most importantly, his war service and the circumstances of his death. - Britain at War