The Italian Colloredo brothers were favorites at the court of Charles I of England. Lazarus was a handsome & popular man, but his attached brother was little more than an unconscious dangling entity. Lazarus would walk the streets with his voluminous cloak draped over his brother so as not to cause unwanted attention. At other times, Lazarus would invite spectators to pinch his brother to hear him cry out with involuntary nonverbal protestations. This cruel behavior was a popular pastime.