A papal and Spanish attempt upon Ireland in the same year was foiled at Smerwick.
An attempted attack on Antwerp was foiled by the vigilance of the Cardinal Infant.
His plans were foiled by the courage of Arminius and the inability of the Roman exchequer to pay a larger army.
The expedition was not permitted to ascend the river Paraguay, and returned completely foiled in its main purpose.
Foiled by the valour of the citizens, they sailed away and harried the coast from Essex to Hampshire. !Ethelred now resorted to the old experiment and bought them off for £16,000 and a promise of supplies.