We travelled way back in time to Holdenby House. We meet Mistress Maggot, an Elizabethan servant of Sir Christopher Hatton and time travelled forward to meet Mrs Bumbridge, the Victorian Housekeeper.

We learnt what life is like as a servant in the big house, cooking, polishing, making the beds and emptying the chamber pot! Mrs Bumbridge was very strict!

Deportment meant that we had to bow and curtsy and walk with a book on our heads!

We decided that life in the olden days as a servant was hard and made your knees hurt!

The day was great fun and what a brilliant way to launch our topic – Queen Elizabeth I verses Queen Victoria.