Lady Godiva. Artist: John Colier. Postcard
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Godiva, Countess of Mercia, was an English noblewoman who, according to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, rode naked – covered only in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants.
Famous tax protester, riding naked as a form of protest. Inspiration to many.