He had to deal, and notably Ferdinand and Maximilian, were as insincere and selfish as himself.
How faithless and insincere was Henrys policy maybe gauged from the fact that in 1520, after all the pageantry of the Field of the Cloth of Gold and his vows of undying friendship for Francis, he met Charles a few weeks later at Gravelines, and concluded with him a treaty which pledge~i England to a defensive alliance against the kings good brother of France.
P. Salvolini, insincere and self-seeking, died young, and Ippolito Rosellini (1800-1843) showed little original power.
But at the moment when he imagined himself calmed by such reflections, she suddenly came into his mind as she was at the moments when he had most strongly expressed his insincere love for her, and he felt the blood rush to his heart and had again to get up and move about and break and tear whatever came to his hand.
The recantation was probably insincere, for on returning to his diocese he taught adoptianism as before.