In 977 Brian made a sudden and rapid inroad into Donoban's territory, captured his fortress and slew the prince himself with a vast number of his followers.
The inroad of the Persians in the 17th century was confined to the south.
The profits of his inroad were reaped by despots, who used the Ghibelline prestige for the consolidation of their own power.
Upon this right an inroad was early made, in consequence of the question of legitimation by subsequent marriage.
This charge he resigned in the next year, and, after making arrangements for the protection of his northern diocese from an expected inroad of the Scots, he proceeded in July 1336 to France to attempt a settlement of the claims in dispute between Edward and Philip. In the next year he served on three commissions for the defence of the northern counties.