Found Flu, the armless artist, in the Muse copying a picture of Godiva.
The Lady Godiva was very thankful to know that she had yet a son to protect her.
On which Godiva replied: 'But will you give me permission if I am willing to do it?' '
As a specimen of the barbarous humour of these lords, the Godiva story is instructive.
At the village of Southam, not far from Coventry, another procession in honour of Godiva formerly took place.
The ride of my Lady of Godiva is fancifully suggested by the Coventry version.
But with Torfrida he had no word, nor with Godiva, for both refused him audience.
If I had been Godiva, going for my sacrificial ride through the town, it could not have been much worse.
Great was Godiva; and might have been proud enough, had she been inclined to that pleasant sin.
During their transit the village had shut itself up, as Coventry did for Godiva's ride.
d.1067, Lady of Coventry and wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Legend first recorded 100 years after her death, by Roger of Wendover. "Peeping Tom" aspect added by 1659.