Coventry's Number One Lady
Lady Godiva also was known as the legend of the nude ride was a noblewoman married to Leofric, Earl Mercia. In old English, Godiva is Godgifu which means the gift of God. There have been numerous writings about what happened in Coventry during that era. The lady and her husband were beneficiaries of the church. Godiva was said to give generous donations to churches. She felt compassion for the people of Coventry who were greatly suffering oppressive taxation that was put in place by her husband. Having begged for relief on the tax, her husband rejected. He said he would never give comfort on the taxation unless lady Godiva rode naked on Coventry streets. Unexpectedly, the lady strip naked only covered by her hair, riding on a horse in the streets. She did this to gain pardon on her husband’s oppressive taxation that he imposed on his tenants. This brought about the history of Coventry’s Lady Godiva. All town folks were ordered to stay indoors with their doors and windows closed. However, one man who was a tailor peeped through the window and saw her. Due to the disobedience, he was struck blind. Godiva died between 1066-1086
Different places that have displayed this legendary ride
Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery
Maidstone is a museum and Art gallery in the United Kingdom. In this museum, the lady Godiva subject is as an act of nudity and protest. The artist of the sculpture of Lady Godiva was a skillful stonemason called John Thomas who was appointed as a supervising carver at Westminster Palace. Maidstone is also a fantastic place to spend the afternoon. It has lots of activities throughout the year. It also has a café which has a reasonable price.
Herbert museum is an art gallery and museum from the Cathedral square located in Jordan well, Coventry, England. It was established in 1960. For years now, it is a learning center and a creative art facility in Coventry. It has various archive records that help people to get familiar with multiple histories. The Herbert museum till today is maintaining permanent exhibition of the Lady Godiva subject. The offices of Fresher carpets Coventry also house a fantastic image of Lady godiva within their offices which is well worth a visit. Check this out here freshcarpetscoventry.co.uk/
Broad gate clock Coventry
There is a Lady Godiva statute in Broad gate, Coventry, England. The statue is in a central square of the Coventry town shopping center. During festivals, the figure gets sidelined with Peeping tom and the clock which are altogether better linked. The Lady Godiva clock displays her naked ride and the peeping Tom voyeurism. Being at a Coventry, you may get the Godiva history in details. Apart from the Godiva history, this is an excellent place to relax and enjoy food as well as shopping.
County of the city of Coventry
It existed between 1451 and 1842 as a county corporate of England. The county of the city of Coventry commissioned an old painting that was produced by Adan Van Noort who was a refugee artist. This painting depicts Lady Godiva against the background of the Italian Coventry.