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.

Statue of Lady Godiva -Coventry. My famous ancestor! Too bad her statue is in the middle of a shopping center :/

Statue of Lady Godiva -Coventry. My famous ancestor! Too bad her statue is in the middle of a shopping center :/

The Maiden / Maureen O'Hara; promo shot for Lady Godiva, 1955 by FranMoff, via Flickr

The Maiden / Maureen O'Hara; promo shot for Lady Godiva, 1955 by FranMoff, via Flickr

Claxton - Lady Godiva 1850 - Lady Godiva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Claxton - Lady Godiva 1850 - Lady Godiva - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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