Lady Godiva repeatedly urged her husband, Leofric, to lessen the people's tax of the myth in Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend (Blackwell), and. Lady Godiva was the lady, wife of Leofric, the Earl of Mercia. From this time on Godiva rode through the streets on a snow-white horse, accompanied . The legend of Saint Ursula and 11, British virgins, all cruelly murdered in Cologne. illustration showing Lady Godiva and Leofric The Godiva legend The story of Lady Godiva's ride, naked, through the streets of Coventry has changed and.
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Lady Godiva (1911) - Alfred Lord Tennyson - J. Stuart Blackton According to the typical version of the story,   Lady Godiva took pity on the people of Coventry, who were suffering grievously under her husband's oppressive taxation. Assorted Chocolate Spring Gift Box, 32 pc. The picture on the left is a statue of Godiva riding on her horse in Coventry. According to Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon, Leofric freed the town from all tolls save those on horses. William Dugdale says that a window with representations of Leofric and Godiva was placed in Trinity Church, Coventry , about the time of Richard II. The remains of the subsequent 13th-century church monastery, Coventry's first cathedral, can now be seen in Priory Row. Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box, Summer Ribbon, 36 pc. Just one person in the town, a tailor ever afterwards known as Peeping Tom , disobeyed her proclamation in one of the most famous instances of voyeurism. Now movies and television have essentially taken over that role from written and spoken tales. Some years ago an extraordinary occurrence took place on Market Day in the English midlands town of Coventry. Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box, Classic Ribbon, pc.
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