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.

Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.

Jules Joseph Lefebvre: Lady Godiva, 1891.

La fortuna cavalca...                                                                                                                                                                                 Más

La fortuna cavalca... Más

(via Pre Raphaelite Art: Lady Godiva (c.1898)) John Collier

(via Pre Raphaelite Art: Lady Godiva (c.1898)) John Collier

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.

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"

Edmund Blair Leighton “Lady Godiva”,detail,1892. ~ETS #LadyGodiva #fairytales #art

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Edmund Blair Leighton “Lady Godiva”,detail,1892. ~ETS #LadyGodiva #fairytales #art

Lady Godiva - illustration by Eric Fraser from Folklore Myths and Legends of Britain

Lady Godiva - illustration by Eric Fraser from Folklore Myths and Legends of Britain

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

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