If we leave out of account the attacks upon the city in the course of the civil wars between rival parties in the empire, the fortifications of Constantinople were assailed by the Avars in 627; by the Saracens in 673-677, and again in 718; by the Bulgarians in 813 and 913; by the forces of the Fourth Crusade in 1203-1204; by the Turks in 1422 and 1453.
You thought I'd leave out the Internet, right?
Grote maintained that on the whole the allies had little ground for complaint; but in so doing he rather seems to leave out of account the Greek's dislike of external discipline.
His prolixity was increased by his unwillingness, when writing without prescribed limits, to leave out any detail, however unimportant.
Make it the same way, but add a few currants to the suet dough, and leave out the lemon completely.