His papers, seized after the fall of Delhi, are full of senile complaint of the disrespect and discourtesy which he suffered from them.
To remove the head-dress of whatever kind is, in the East, an act of discourtesy; to strike it off is a deep insult.
This was not the first time the British presidency had shown discourtesy to the parliament.
Furthermore, officers had shown considerable forbearance in dealing with him, despite instances of unacceptable discourtesy on his part.
Personal cupidity, discourtesy to the allies, and a tendency to adopt the style and manners of oriental princes, combined to alienate from him the sympathies of the Ionian allies, who realized that, had it not been for the Athenians, the battle of Salamis would never have been even fought, and Greece would probably have become a Persian satrapy.