The Romans in return restored central Greece to the league, but by withholding its former Thessalian possessions excited its deep resentment.
It was hard to say whether Alex was withholding facts so she couldn't contest his decisions or simply because he thought she did not need to know.
By withholding the tribute which Irene had agreed to pay to Harun al-Rashid, Nicephorus committed himself to a war with the Saracens.
Against this state of things the crafts rebelled, alleging mismanagement, malversation and the withholding of justice.
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