In any case, from this time events followed one another to a speedy conclusion.
But so urgent was the necessity of speedy victory that the fighting had to continue elsewhere.
He was totally opposed to the peace with Spain, and wished to bring about a speedy resumption of the war.
That the encouragement of the Slav aspirations was soon deliberately adopted as a weapon against the Hungarian government was due, partly to the speedy predominance at Pest of Kossuth and the extreme party of which he was the mouthpiece, but mainly to the calculated policy of Baron Jellachich, who on the 14th of April was appointed ban of Croatia.
The excellent commercial position of the town at the mouth of the Witham explains its speedy rise into importance.