Person:Lady Godiva (1)

b.abt 0980 Mercia, England
Facts and Events
Name Godgifu
Unknown Lady Godiva
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0980 Mercia, England
Marriage 1030 Mercia, Englandto Leofric , Earl of Mercia
Burial? 10 Sep 1067 Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Reference Number? Q106077?

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Godiva (fl. 1040–1067), 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 – only covered in her long hair – 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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  1.   Lady Godiva, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   GODGIFU, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.