On her return her position was undermined by the jealousy of Pulcheria and the groundless suspicion of an intrigue with her protégé Paulinus, the master of the offices.
As one of Shakespeare's comedies, there is sure to be the sub-plots that include romantic intrigue and women in disguise.
I was intrigued to know why Mr. Marsden has access to James Wilson's password!
The breach between the queen's party and Albany's had widened, and the queen's advisers had begun an intrigue with England, to the end that the royal widow and her young son should be removed to Henry's court.
Gian Galeazzo, partly by force and partly by intrigue, discredited these minor despots, pushed his dominion to the very verge of Venice, and, having subjected Lombardy to his sway, proceeded to attack Tuscany.
I am intrigued to find out what cake could possibly go with a glass of wine.
I was intrigued to discover that journals fell into two clear categories.
His stay at this post was short, for he was able to organize a counter-intrigue which soon brought him back to court.
The intrigue was therefore one for placing a son of the French king on the Spanish throne.
Two years later she was reconciled to her husband, by whom she had no children; and, continuing to the end to intrigue both in Scotland and England, she died at Methven Castle on the 18th of October 1541.
In 1675 a court intrigue, conducted by his rivals and supported by the younger Don John of Austria, was so far successful that he was driven from court; but the queen gave him the title of marquis of Villa Sierra, and appointed him ambassador to Venice.
Manasseh's son Amon fell in a court intrigue and " the people of the land," after avenging the murder, set up in his place the infant Josiah (637).
The British government, alarmed by Bonaparte's attempt to intrigue with Tippoo Sahib, put forth all its strength in India and destroyed the power of that ambitious ruler.
All promised well, but no sooner did his position seem assured than a miserable court intrigue was formed against him.
Thus Ali (q.v.), Pasha of Iannina, the most famous of these, though insubordinate and inclined to intrigue with foreign powers in the hope of making himself independent, had used his influence to keep the Greeks quiet; and it was only after his power had been broken in 1821 that the agitation of the Hetairia issued in widespread dangerous revolt.
Yet on the death of his king and patron in 1777, when court intrigue forced him from his high station, he who had done so much for his country's institutions was reviled on all hands.
The only other conspiracy against him which amounted to more than intrigue was that of Cinq Mars in 1642, at the close of his life.
His passion for intrigue is curiously illustrated by his letter to the tsarevich: Alexius at Vienna, assuring his "future sovereign" of his devotion, and representing his sojourn in England as a deliberate seclusion of a zealous but powerless well-wisher.
Copenhagen was then a whirlpool of diplomatic intrigue, for George I.
The two emissaries engaged in political intrigue in England and on the Continent.
In 1708 he quitted office with Harley on the failure of the latter's intrigue, and retired to the country till 1710, when he became a privy councillor and secretary of state in Harley's new ministry, representing Berkshire in parliament.
As an amatory poet he is the poet of pleasure and intrigue rather than of tender sentiment or absorbing passion.
The Poles, past-masters in the art of political intrigue, never lost an opportunity of imposing their hegemony.
After the republican Government seemed fairly established, and the reign of law and order was being restored, he returned; but, possibly on account of his advanced age, did not appear during 1921 to be taking any further part in political intrigue or agitation.
But by keeping in the background and giving public opinion time to forget his past, as well as by parliamentary intrigue, he gradually regained much of his former influence.
Nerva seems nevertheless to have soon wearied of the uncongenial task of governing, and his anxiety to be rid of it was quickened by the discovery that not even his blameless life and mild rule protected him against intrigue and disaffection.
During these two or three years of incessant political intrigue and warfare it was not to be expected that the Lateran council should accomplish much.
Their government became paternal; and, though there was no limit to their cruelty when stung by terror, they used the purse rather than the sword, bribery at home and treasonable intrigue abroad in preference to coercive measures or open war.
Her efforts were at first successful, but in 36 Antony left for the Parthian War and renewed his intrigue with Cleopatra.
Then, by adroit courtly intrigue and faithful service to Concini, he was appointed in 1616 a secretary of state to the king.
A court intrigue led to his sudden dismissal on the 1st of October 1768.