Lady Godiva

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Who is Lady Godiva?

Lady Godiva is an English legend that dates back over a thousand years. The story goes that the townspeople were very nagging and harassing her husband, so he asked his noble wife to ride through the bustling town naked on horseback in order to get them out of their hair. It's unclear if this actually occurred; what is clear is that there are many drawings and paintings from artists who wanted to memorialize this event across the centuries. And there are other legends of similar proportions about women who took trips naked in order to preserve something important--it may have been family honor, cattle grazing rights or burial funds for loved ones.