John Collier (British, 1850-1934), "Lady Godiva", 1914♥

John Collier (British, 1850-1934), "Lady Godiva", 1914♥

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.

dipot:  Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.

dipot: Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.

Lady Godiva by Ethel Mortlock (c.1865–1928) via Dark and fantastic arts FB

Lady Godiva by Ethel Mortlock (c.1865–1928) via Dark and fantastic arts FB

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 :/

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

July 10, 1040. According to legend, Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry as part of a bargain to get her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to ease taxes on the people of Coventry.

July 10, 1040. According to legend, Lady Godiva rides naked on horseback through Coventry as part of a bargain to get her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to ease taxes on the people of Coventry.

Edwin Landseer - Lady Godiva's Prayer

Edwin Landseer - Lady Godiva's Prayer

vintage everyday: Maureen O'Hara as Lady Godiva in "Lady Godiva of Coventry" (1955)

vintage everyday: Maureen O'Hara as Lady Godiva in "Lady Godiva of Coventry" (1955)

Maureen O’Hara in “Lady Godiva of Coventry” 1955

Maureen O’Hara in “Lady Godiva of Coventry” 1955

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