The bishop of Durham accuses them of plundering both sides.
They were a warlike race, addicted to plundering expeditions.
The directcrs of Paris, not content with overrunning and plundering Switzerland, had outraged German sentiment in many ways.
This they avenged from generation to generation by plundering and ravaging the plains.
Doubtless the king's sore financial needs had much to do with the dissolution of the abbeys and the plundering of the shrines, but there is no reason to suppose that he was not fully convinced that the monks had long outlived their usefulness and that the shrines were centres of abject superstition and ecclesiastical deceit.