Bing was horrible to his first set of children, including beatings. I think they all ended up alcoholics. Second set, in later years, I think he had mellowed by then. Wasn't his daughter the one who played the actress who shot JR Ewing?
On topic, is seemed like Will's father lived in the feudal era. Beating his servant. Also, I'm surprised Leonard and the Bishop didn't call for hanging of the little girl who stole. Isn't that what they did back in the old days to theives? Wonder if she will have a back story where she stole to feed her family.