West of the city, one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War was fought.
Gambling was the fiercest passion.
Unlike that war, this was carried to the western provinces, and indeed was fiercest there.
And John he had exceptionally authoritative adversaries; but after one of the fiercest wars ever waged by the civil power against the Church, Innocent at length gained over John the most complete victory that has ever been won by a religious potentate over a temporal sovereign, and constrained him to make complete submission.
Damiani was a determined foe of simony, but his fiercest wrath was directed against the married clergy.