My ancestor, "Lady Godiva" of 1898 by John Collier, Pre-Raphaelite School. A major English mythological tale which depicts the naked wife of Earl Leofric of Mercia riding through Coventry to protest an unfair tax.

My ancestor, "Lady Godiva" of 1898 by John Collier, Pre-Raphaelite School. A major English mythological tale which depicts the naked wife of Earl Leofric of Mercia riding through Coventry to protest an unfair tax.

John Collier, “Lady Godiva” detail, 1914. Lady Godiva was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants

John Collier, “Lady Godiva” detail, 1914. Lady Godiva was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants

Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.

Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.

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Edmund Blair Leighton “Lady Godiva”,detail,1892. ~ETS #LadyGodiva #fairytales #art

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Edmund Blair Leighton “Lady Godiva”,detail,1892. ~ETS #LadyGodiva #fairytales #art

Lady Godiva Statue | SP3379 : Statue of Lady Godiva-Coventry Goda or Godifu (Gift from God) 1004 - 1055 1st Cousin

Lady Godiva Statue | SP3379 : Statue of Lady Godiva-Coventry Goda or Godifu (Gift from God) 1004 - 1055 1st Cousin

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