ChatterBank6 mins ago
Most maligned villain
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<DIV>Had enjoyed a dozen years of peace?
<DIV>Had fought for decades over a desputed succesion to the throne - that was no longer disputed?
<DIV>When he was to be undisputed regent for the remaining (9) years of Edwards minority (allowing him to 'stabilise the country')?
<DIV>And who in all probability had much of his family killed (not just the Princes in the tower)?
<DIV>Anyway, I reckon Genghis Khan has always had a bad press. Despite the above I actually believe we make the mistake of judging people by todays standards. If the local tribes weren't being slaughtered by the mongols they'd only be being slaughtered by their neighbours. He was just better, not more sadistic than his opponants..