Lady Godiva: The Naked Truth


Subject:
Dragons, Dreams, & Daring Deeds , Tax Filing Season , Just for Fun , Legends & Tales

Description:
This article examines the myth of Lady Godiva's ride, which she is claimed to have taken when her husband told her "he would lower taxes when she rode a horse, naked, through the streets ... [of Coventry] at midday." The article states that "most medieval scholars agree the ride never took place." The article also discusses the role of "Peeping Tom," "who doesn't even appear ... until the seventeenth century." From the Harvard Magazine.

Creator:
Coe, Charles

Publisher:
Harvard Magazine, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://harvardmagazine.com/2003/07/lady-godiva-the-naked-tr.html


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