In 1104 Paschal succeeded in instigating the emperor's second son to rebel against his father, but soon found Henry V.
And instigating these against the malcontents of his own people, brought enmities, which had been growing for a century, to a head, and initiated a devastating internecine warfare which was to continue for twenty years.
Fighting with each other wasn't going to do anything but play into the hands of those instigating the trouble.
For the next week Cynthia listened to - and even found herself instigating - discussions about Mr. Cade.
On his northern frontier he began a war against the Bulgarians, to whom the Byzantines had of late been paying tribute (967), and by instigating an attack from the Russians distracted their attention effectively.
He opposed the Mexican War and slavery, and in 1847 was arrested on the charge of instigating a riot, which resulted in the rescue of several fugitive slaves; his trial, in which he was acquitted, attracted wide attention.