Threatened, but not maltreated, the pope had remained three days under arrest when the citizens of Anagni freed him.
His enemies in the army, chiefly the horsemen, reached Syracuse before him, plundered his house, and horribly maltreated his wife.
He died in November 1655 and was buried in Westminster Abbey, but his body was exhumed and maltreated at the Restoration.
In 799, after he had been attacked and maltreated in the streets of Rome during a procession, he escaped to the king at Paderborn, and Charles sent him back to Italy escorted by some of his most trusted servants.
In the former woman appears as the serpent whose trail is over all; in the latter, written twenty-five years after the event, she is the guardian angel abused and maltreated by men.