Surrounded by his mignons, he scandalized the people by his effeminate manners.
At the same time he scandalized the world by his riotous living and undignified familiarities.
Others were much scandalized.
In 1625 Catholic Europe was scandalized by the De Schismate of the Jesuit Santarelli, in which he claimed for the pope an absolute right to interfere in the concerns of secular princes, whenever he chose to declare that the interests of religion were in any way concerned.
Could it be that the darker aspects of the play that so scandalized the British have somehow been softened in translation?