This was far less than the prince meant to obtain, but he would probably have been forced to accept the offer for want of a better if the insolence of one of Yusef's messengers, a Spanish renegade, had not outraged a chief partisan of the Omayyad cause.
She appears more outraged than frightened which is annoying.
" Outraged national honour " is a highly elastic phrase.
They were outraged by his refusal to have the marriage performed other than civilly.
The prefect Sempronius wished her to marry his son, and on her refusal condemned her to be outraged before her execution, but her honour was miraculously preserved.