Person:Lady Godiva (1)

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Godgifu
b.c. 0980 Mercia, England
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Name Godgifu
Unknown Lady Godiva
Gender Female
Birth? c. 0980 Mercia, England
Marriage 1030 Mercia, Englandto Leofric , Earl of Mercia
Burial? 10 Sep 1067 , Coventry, Warwick, England


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Godiva, known as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, 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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References
  1.   Lady Godiva, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   GODGIFU, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.