Godiva (Old English: Godgifu, "god gift"), often referred to as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.
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... For a long time, the names of the women who impersonated Lady Godiva were not made public and by the beginning of 20th Century, an actress was usually employed ... Godiva processions were held every three to seven years, and were sometimes organised to celebrate special occasions ... marking the coronation of Edward VII, Vera Guedes, from the London Hippodrome, rode as Godiva ...
... Lady Godiva is a British romantic comedy film made in 2006 and released in 2008 ... Based on the historic tale of Lady Godiva, it was set in modern-day Oxford ...
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