Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Godiva



Godiva

was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked – only covered in her long hair – 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.

She was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia.  Her name means "Gift of God".

Just a little bit of history for you.

Credits:
Coat: D2T Designs - Godiva w/hud
Pants: Yasum - Space Steam Legging
Hair: Emotions - Siiri - Dark Brown
History Information: Wikipedia - Lady Godiva


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