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Godiva

[guh-dahy-vuh] /gəˈdaɪ və/
noun
1.
("Lady Godiva") died 1057, wife of Leofric. According to legend, she rode naked through the streets of Coventry, England, to win relief for the people from a burdensome tax.
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Godiva

/ɡəˈdaɪvə/
noun
1.
Lady. ?1040–1080, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to legend, she rode naked through Coventry in order to obtain remission for the townspeople from the heavy taxes imposed by her husband
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Word Origin and History for Godiva

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.

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