The descents on the Peloponnese were futile in the extreme.
Datory expeditions of Bertrand du Poiet and Robert of Geneva were as ineffective as the descents of the emperors; and, though the cardinal Albornoz conquered Romagna and the March in 1364, the legates who resided in those districts were not long able to hold them against their despots.
The descents of pirates on the coasts were a perpetual source of danger; the pirate was a gainer either by the sale or by the redemption of his captives.
The former reach the coastal plain over long and gradual descents, and are navigable for considerable distances.
In 1793 he became commissary to the army, protecting the coasts of Brittany from projected descents of the British, or of French royalists.