We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't know her true story.
all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the
streets of Coventry,Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist
that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had
fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and
extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.
covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the
story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high
tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric
demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the
town. There are various endings to Godiva's ride, that all the people of
Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady
(except for 'peeping Tom') and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the
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