The real cause of complaint against him was no doubt his patrician haughtiness and his triumphal entry into Rome in a chariot drawn by white horses.
He had in fact already summoned a Russian army corps to assist him to reform his country, which sufficiently explains his own haughtiness and the unwonted compliancy of the rival magnates.
The papal letters were translated into Persian, and thence into Mongol, and so presented to Baiju; but the Tatars were greatly irritated by the haughtiness of the Dominicans.
But his haughtiness and love of power are undeniable, and he was perhaps too great a party-leader to be a great statesman.
A man of great courage and energy, chaste and generous, Bek was remarkable for his haughtiness and ostentation.