Lady Godiva
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Godiva lady

Lady Godiva or more probably Lady Godgifu. 11th century wife of Leofric, earl of Mercia. According to legend, her husband dared her to ride naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry. If she did so, he would not impose unpopular taxes on the people. This story dates from the 13th century.

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