Under his condudt were likewise made the prepa-
rations for the coronation os Clement VII. in 1524.
In less than three years after (1527) he was taken
prisoner, stripped of all he had, and extremely ill
used by the Spaniih soldiers, in the sack of Rome
by Charles de Bourbon, rebel constable of France.
Our Architects good mien and person caused him
to be taken for somebody of importance, and tor-
tured for discovery of his supposed valuable effect.
When found to be a painter, his captors obliged him,
notwithstanding his evil plight srom their cruel treat-
ment, to make a portait of the constable, who was
killed as he was mounting the ladder to the s asiault.
Escaped from his persecutors, Baldastare embarked
sor Porto Ercole in his way to Sienna. On his road
thither he was again assaulted, and so completely
despoiled, as to be obliged to proceed on his journey
When the attention of his friends there had re-
covered him, and supplied him with necessaries, he
undertook the execution of his own designs sor the
fortification of that city.-—Resolved not to a<5t against
his country, he resused to serve the Pope (Clement
VII) in the siege of Florence, its capital. The Pon-
tif, by the good offices of three Cardinals, friends to
Peruzzi, was, after some time, so far reconciled as to
allow him to return to Rome, where he built two
palaces for the family of Massimih (one of them an
K 6 May, i 527.
h See that os Massimi Alla Valle in P. Ferrer! o, Tom. I, No. i8e