Conquering the Country

May 11, 2015

Conquering the CountryIt’s not easy ruling a country, let alone one you’ve just conquered. But luckily for William I there was a crack team of advisors on hand in the form of Year 4.

The girls worked together in small teams to suggest strategies for how William could go about taking control of the rest of the country. The advice ranged from full military tactics and taking a hard line against the Saxon citizens, to sending out messengers extolling the new King’s virtues. It wasn’t long before the thorny issue of money arose and the girls travelled the length and breadth of the school to survey the different kingdoms (aka classrooms) and to calculate just how much tax each lord or lady owed the crown. Information on land holdings and taxes owed can now be seen in the Inglefield House Domesday Book.