ec2-34-204-187-106.compute-1.amazonaws.com | ToothyWiki | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic Evil appears to be redundant, in that searching for anyone deemed by history to be a Good Overlord only turns up people who were good at being bad.
Which makes you wonder what the people naming the Normandy Invasion "Operation Overlord" were thinking.
Apparently "overlord" meant "one to whom a lord swore fealty" and, as such, most Barons would count as overlords. A search for reputedly good barons turns up Baron Tassilo von Heydebrand (famed for playing a decent game of chess) and Baron Channing of Wellingborough (who taught philosophy at Oxford). --DR