He seized the first opportunity of annexing Saluzzo, which had been lost to Savoy in the last two reigns, and renewed the disastrous policy of his grandfather Charles III.
But Cleopatra's generals were Jews and by their protests prevented her from annexing it.
Between these two wars William aggrandized his power at the expense of Anjou by annexing Mayenne.
After annexing Boeotia (by 245) the Aetolians controlled all central Greece.
Napoleon sought to push matters to an extreme, and on the 2nd of April Annexa- he adopted the rigorous measure of annexing to the tion of the kingdom of Italy the papal provinces of Ancona, Papal Urbino, Macerata and Camerina.