A respite was thus given and something was done to improve the army.
The noblest names of Scotland now took part in the pursuit of Wallace, who, as great in diplomacy as in war, had visited Rome (he had a safe-conduct of Philip of France to that end), and had at least secured a respite for his country.
The land prospered rapidly during this respite from the horrors of war.
But, now a century of respite had been granted, the Chaldaeans were at the gates, and there was no sign of valid national repentance.
(1853-1861) and Luiz (1861-1889) Portugal obtained a respite from civil strife.