How did William the Conqueror use fear to keep control of England After the Norman Conquest?
Dear Questioner William the Conqueror was a brute. Terror and devastation were weapons which he used to subdue subject populations. He was magnanimous, lenient even generous to those who submitted to him and acknowledged him as overlord. But those who rose against him were systematically destroyed together with their families and lands. In short, he was a terrorist where any violent action was justified by his desire to subjugate. His opponent King Harold was a different character. He was intelligent, educated, and caring. He was also a very good and brave soldier and he should have won at Hastings and kicked the Norman userper back into the sea.