After the League, Mazarin, after having conquered the Fronde, had to buy back bit by bit the kingdom he had lost, and, like Richelieu, he spread out a network of agents, thenceforward regular and permanent, who assured him of that security without which he could never have carried on his vast plunderings in peace and quiet.
Some of the plays seem to have bordered on the political, as The Plunderings, describing the devastation of Sicily in the time of the poet.
We have to content ourselves with what is for the greater part of this age a mere catalogue of embarkations and plunderings along all the coasts of western Europe without distinctive characteristics.
Plunderings of Iona are mentioned in A.D.
But details of these viking plunderings are wanting.