William the Conqueror. England's Hitler. He kept himself on the throne by using the art of terror. When some northerners rose up against him he caused citizens to be slaughtered and the lands to be destroyed, reducing the population of the north of England by 50 per cent. I have not heard of such atrocities by any other English ruler against the citizens of England itself.
Elsing Green - John West (December 14, 1590 – ca. 1659) was acting colonial Governor of Virginia from 1635 to 1637, the third West brother to serve as governor. He was the fifth son and twelfth child of Thomas West, 2nd Baron De La Warr, and was born at Testwood in Hampshire. He came to Virginia in 1618. He was a member of the House of Burgesses (1628–30).