William’s forces are now restored to full strength and so starts his program of securing England. William wanted the three capitals of England; Canterbury, the religious capital of England, Winchester, the financial capital and London the trade capital. It is reported by William of Poitiers that the men of Canterbury, of their own accord, came out to greet William, bearing gifts, offering hostages and presenting the keys of the City to him. Having secured the submission of Stigand the Archbishop of Canterbury. William could now turn his attentions to Winchester. The fable of ‘The fox and the hedgehog’ appears in the lower border.