Nick Baxter explains that King John spent much time at Marlborough castle and hunting in Savernake Forest. He granted the town a charter in 1204, which enabled the town to hold twice weekly markets still held today. John is featured on a carved door in the High Street, a visual reminder of the king who made Marlborough a medieval new town. But in 1216, John was on the run and the French occupied the castle. What kind of king was John?
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The Sixth Form Block where the Common room is located is at the rear of the school buildings.