The King's Spy:

The King's Spy:

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Do you ever wonder if King John had a spy to warn him about the Magna Carta? This storyboard that explains what could've happened at the time . . .

Storyboard Text

  • A Visitor Arrives:
  • Your majesties, I am deeply sorry if I had disturbed or interrupted any of your conversations, but this is something I find urgent. 
  • This is outrageous! I can't believe what this peasant is saying! He wouldn't come this far to lie to me, would he? I have to find a way to gain his trust . . .
  • An Urgent Message:
  • A Gain of Trust:
  • I will do whatever you say, your majesty. All I ask for is that you give me a plot of land for my trust in you.
  • As the King and Queen sit in their royal, elegant velvet chairs, a visitor arrives. At first, the visitor startles the King and Queen, as they were talking quietly to themselves with the guards watching silently and swiftly in the corner. The visitor explains himself . . . 
  • 2 Weeks Later:
  • The visitor explains the reasoning as to why he is in the King and Queen's castle. He is a peasant who works on a good friend of the King. He explained that the nobles were talking of rebellion due to him selling church offices, and raising taxes. The King thinks . . .
  • The Reaction:
  • I wonder why this is happening. I didn't mean to do anything wrong. My husband does wrong things for sure, but I don't tell that to him in his face. . . 
  • The King stuck to his thought. He told the peasant that if he choose, he can become a spy for the King. He told the peasant to return as soon as possible to give him more information--to what he thought was-- this dangerous crisis.
  • The Magna Carta:
  • As the peasant returned to the castle like he said, he rehearsed what he was going to say to the King. He hadn't gained much information since he returned back to the small castle where his home was, although he had learned small details in the unfolding plan.
  • The Nobles plan to corner you; I don't know where. This is all I could find out--sorry about that.
  • As the peasant describes what he had heard, the King and Queen once again sit in their velvet chairs as guards watch them, quite eerie, in the corner. The King finds a way to keep him and his wife, the Queen, safe inside the castle so this does not happen. The Queen thinks . . 
  • Years later, the King remained good friends with the peasant turned noble. One day, the King was walking to his friends house when some nobles cornered him, and forced him to sign the Magna Carta. He remembers what his dear friend told him, and signed the Magna Carta so everyone can have the same rights.
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