History Staff Profiles

Jamie Bough has joined King's as the Head of History, Taking over from Patrick Scanlan, who retired this year. Jamie was second in the history department at Wellington College before she and her husband relocated to Somerset. She gained her degree in Canada, completed an MA in American Studies at UCL and has written teacher resources for both iGCSE and A level history courses.

Kirsty Hector enjoys a broad range of historical interests, from medieval to modern history. Thematically, she enjoys looking at socio-economic developments within a variety of cultures. The study of family, culture and belief in Tudor and Stuart Britain is a special interest. However, her passion really lies in the 20th century where she has been able to focus on post-war Germany and Britain, leading to her submission of a thesis on social attitudes towards the Marshall Plan. She has also visited the battlefields of the 1st World War, Ellis Island, Alcatraz, the Pyramids of Giza, Rome and Israel.

Will Mackenzie-Green’s interests include military history ranging from the Persian Invasions of Ancient Greece to the more recent World Wars. In part due to his background he has developed a specialist interest in amphibious landings throughout the ages. He is particularly passionate about living the experiences of the past and therefore when possible fieldtrips and site visits are a priority. Prior to teaching Will served as an Officer in the Royal Marines for seven years during which he was deployed twice to Afghanistan as well as a number of other overseas trips. More recently he spent three years in the commercial world following which he completed his PGCE at the University of Exeter. Will is married and has one young daughter.

Richard Hooper has wide ranging historical interests, from the Renaissance to the present day. He taught for many years at King’s School Canterbury, where he was Head of Department, and subsequently taught at Clifton College and at Taunton School. Richard is currently teaching Russian history as well as 20th century international relations.

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