The spectacle of an Eastern despot apparently advancing on the lines of European progress was in itself as astonishing as new.
Palaeologus and his son Theodore, despot of the Morea; W.
As commander in the field in 1257 against Michael Angelus, despot of Epirus, he showed little military capacity.
God is to him an absolute despot, who declares a thing right or wrong from no inherent necessity but by his arbitrary fiat.
In 1204 Baldwin, conqueror of Constantinople, conferred the kingdom of Thessalonica on Boniface, marquis of Montferrat; but in 1222 Theodore, despot of Epirus, one of the natural enemies of the new kingdom, took the city and had himself there crowned by the patriarch of Macedonian Bulgaria.