Lady Godiva

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Noun1.Lady Godiva - according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavilyLady Godiva - according to legend she rode naked through Coventry in order to persuade her husband not to tax the townspeople so heavily; the only person to look at her as she rode by was a man named Tom and Peeping Tom has become a synonym for voyeur (circa 1040-1080)
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YESTERDAY marked the 979th anniversary of Lady Godiva's famous naked horse ride through the streets of Coventry.
Celebrating Coventry being UK City of Culture, a Virgin Train will be named Lady Godiva, and bear the city's new flag.
Lady Godiva, Leofric's wife, had repeatedly implored him to loosen his avaricious grip--until finally, in the heat of frustration, Leofric said he'd lower the taxes on the day that she rode a horse naked through the center of town.
HERITAGE Minister Ed Vaizey has slapped a preservation order on a clockwork model of Peeping Tom spying on a naked Lady Godiva.
According to legend, the original Peeping Tom was a tailor who watched Lady Godiva as she rode naked through the streets of Coventry.
The fashion designer, who has dressed Freddie Mercury and Diana, Princess of Wales, is helping create a corset and gown for the puppet of 11th Century noblewoman Lady Godiva who is famed for riding naked through the streets of Coventry.
Midland icon Lady Godiva is to form the basis of an arts project celebrating the 2012 Olympics.
Vicky Jewson, director of recent British film Lady Godiva, donated pounds 5 to Maggie's cancer charity for each rider in the buff.
After shooting her first 'film' aged seven, she wrote Lady Godiva the day after finishing her A-levels.
FARLOE VERDICT has been installed as 5-4 favourite by the sponsors for the inaugural William Hill Lady Godiva Stakes over 480m at Coventry, which starts on Sunday and is then featured live on Channel 425 at both the semi (October 15) and final stage (October 22).
It's Halloween, and both of you are dressed (or, rather, undressed) as Lady Godiva. You approach the notorious velvet ropes guarding the entrance to Studio 54, that holy of '70s nightlife holies, and await the decision of club impresario Steve Rubell.
COVENTRY Railway Station welcomed a special guest to the station this week - the Lady Godiva train.