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well…. no, he didn’t proscribe anyone, and showed mercy to anyone willing to do as they were told. But saying he ‘tried to work within the constitution as much as he could’ is a bit like saying ‘The Bull tried to work within the confines of the China-shop’.

‘I am marching my army across the Border to defend the constitution’ is a ploy much-loved by dictators and war-mongers

Certainly, after it was war he didn’t hesitate to do as he liked, but before things had got to that point he’d been doing what he could to avert it and to work within the system. I have some sympathy for both sides, but if the optimates had been a little less stubborn things may have turned out differently. We’ll never know of course, but it’s an interesting topic by which to idle away a coffee break…