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The Legend of Lady Godiva

I didn’t know the story of Lady Godiva until I visited Coventry last year. It’s Peeping Tom that I was familiar with.

Legend has it that in order to convince her husband the king to lower the people’s taxes, Lady Godiva agreed in the wager that she will ride a horse across Coventry naked. 36 more words

England

REVIEW: Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva

Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva
Eliza Redgold

We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story.

We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. 263 more words

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11th Century Women's Hair History

Here’s a little 11th century hair history.

During the eleventh century, early Christians set themselves against woman wearing any type of makeup or cosmetics; it was believed to be vain and sinful. 201 more words

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The Legend of Lady Godiva: Depictions in Art, Literature, and History

The scandalous tale of Lady Godiva’s ride has been in circulation for nearly ten centuries.  In that time, it has provided inspiration for innumerable poets, painters, and sculptors.  1,421 more words

19th Century

AUTHOR OF THE MONTH: Eliza Redgold

Describe yourself in one word:
Romancer (I love this old word!)

What is your background with regard to writing?
I’m an academic as well as an author, so I’ve always been writing something, whether it was a PhD thesis or a journal article. 844 more words

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Coventry Reviewed

I was born in and spent the first 21 years of my life in Coventry. Over the past 12 years I’ve made frequent visits to my family who still reside there, yet I’ve barely had a good thing to say about the place itself. 1,124 more words

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