Uldah how come Brittany has the highest income in the game atm while you got annected? Your starting options were the same in my opinion. You made serious mistakes. You cant just sit on your 2 provinces and keep looking at whats happening to you. Try to do something next time. I already told you : your incompetence to make a decision will be the end of you.
Learn something else as well from this: generaly if you ask something from some1 but he doesnt answare you that means NO.