After a few days of hesitation, many influential noblemen declared for him in different parts of the country.
It was afterwards governed by Persian and Armenian noblemen selected by the " great king," and entitled marzbans.
The Arab invasion drove many Armenian noblemen to Constantinople, where they intermarried with the old Roman families or became soldiers of fortune.
Had begun his policy of dividing the great Whig families, those Whig noblemen and gentlemen who did not choose to join the sections headed by the Grenvilles, the duke of Bedford, or any other great noblemen, selected as their chief the young marquess of Rockingham.
" What is it to you if I had created 40 noblemen and 400 boroughs ?