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To these may be added numerous lesser invasions of India, China and Persia.
In historic times Asia has attempted to assert her influence over Europe by a series of invasions, most of which have been repulsed.
The English invasions of 1547, undertaken with a view to enforcing the English marriage, gave Mary the desired pretext for a French alliance.
The abbey suffered repeatedly in invasions.
The political changes involved in the Babylonian, Assyrian, Egyptian or Persian conquests surely affected it as little as the subsequent waves of Greek, Roman and other European invasions.