Even Norman lawlessness in some sort took a legal shape.
Its descriptions of the worldliness and lawlessness which prevailed among the elders and pastors, i.e.
The young king passed his early years amid the terrible anarchy in his island kingdom, which Innocent was powerless to check; but his education was not neglected, and his character and habits were formed by contact with men of varied nationalities and interests, while the darker traits of his nature were developed in the atmosphere of lawlessness in which he lived.
It enabled the king to curb the lawlessness of the Magyar nobility, and explains why none of the numerous rebellions against him ever succeeded.
(He now felt so glad to be free from his own lawlessness and to submit his will to those who knew the indubitable truth.)