Villain or hero...What do you think?
Here to get you started are two opposing views on the king.
Edward Augustus Freeman 19th century English historian
"As far as mortal men can guide the course of things when he is gone, the course of our national history since William's day has been the result of William's character and of William's acts. Well may we restore to him the surname that men gave him in his own day. He may worthily take his place as William the Great alongside of Alexander, Constantine, and Charles."
Thomas Paine 18th century English author and political activist,
"A French bastard landing with an armed banditti and establishing himself King of England against the consent
of the natives is, in plain terms, a very paltry rascally original. The antiquity of the English monarchy will not bear looking at."