Lady Godiva by John Collier

Lady Godiva by John Collier

Jules Lefebvre, Lady Godiva, 1891, huile sur toile, 620 x 390 cm, Collection Musée de Picardie, Amiens (Cliché Claude Gheerbrant).

Jules Lefebvre, Lady Godiva, 1891, huile sur toile, 620 x 390 cm, Collection Musée de Picardie, Amiens (Cliché Claude Gheerbrant).

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.

"Lady Godiva"

"Lady Godiva"

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva:  #Lady #Godiva.

Lady Godiva: #Lady #Godiva.

John Collier, “Lady Godiva” detail, 1914. Lady Godiva was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a 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

John Collier, “Lady Godiva” detail, 1914. Lady Godiva was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a 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

Lady Godiva, 1892 by Edmund Blair Leighton - print

Lady Godiva, 1892 by Edmund Blair Leighton - print

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 :/

Celtic horse goddess of Earth, Epona. Lady Godiva stole her look.

Celtic horse goddess of Earth, Epona. Lady Godiva stole her look.

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