He showed indeed none of the avaricious temper so common among the politicians of the time.
Though probably not personally avaricious, he was justly accused of nepotism.
He promoted navigation and commerce, but was avaricious and deceitful.
It is clear from Guicciardini's autobiographical memoirs that he was ambitious, calculating, avaricious and power-loving from his earliest years; and in Spain he had no more than an opportunity of studying on a large scale those political vices which already ruled the minor potentates of Italy.
Licentious and avaricious, he amassed great wealth; and when he died on the 25th of October 1292 he left numerous estates in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Kent, Surrey and elsewhere.