Rather than frustrate him, he found it entertaining.
"It makes me happy that I might frustrate him as much as he does me," she said.
She helped to frustrate the conspiracy with France which John concocted during Richard's captivity.
In the policy of which it was the outcome she enjoyed the support of the Chancellor Michel de l'H6pital and the lieutenant-general of the kingdom, Anthony of Navarre; while on the other hand the heads of the Catholic party had attempted to frustrate any form of negotiation.
The change in the government of the church, the rival council of Pisa, the ecclesiastical and political dissensions within and without the council, and the lack of disinterestedness on the part of its members, all combined to frustrate the hopes which its convocation had awakened.