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Find A Grave - Saint Mary's Priory and Cathedral Coventry
Godiva, Lady b. September 5, 990 d. September 10, 1067 Folk Figure. Though some facts remain shrouded in mystery, she has come down to us as an English noblewoman who allegedly rode naked thru the streets of Coventry to protest her husband's tax policies. Undisputedly, Lady Godiva was the wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, "Godiva" being a Latin version of the Old English name "Godgifu", meaning "gift of God". The couple appear in numerous records of the time and were quite wealthy, sponsoring multiple religious institutions including, in 1043, the...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Saint Mary's Priory and Cathedral Coventry, Coventry, Metropolitan Borough of Coventry, West Midlands, England