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.

Lady Godiva - Wikipedia

Lady Godiva - Wikipedia

"Lady Godiva"

"Lady Godiva"

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

Lady (Godgifu or Godgyfu) Godiva of Normandy statue.  My 27th GGM.  She 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 Leofric, Earl of Mercia, on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend.

Lady (Godgifu or Godgyfu) Godiva of Normandy statue. My 27th GGM. She 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 Leofric, Earl of Mercia, on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend.

dipot:  Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.

dipot: Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.

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 :/

Edwin Landseer - Lady Godiva's Prayer

Edwin Landseer - Lady Godiva's Prayer

Godifu (Lady Godiva) wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia 34th great-grandparents

Godifu (Lady Godiva) wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia 34th great-grandparents

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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