Angela Brazil George Eliot. His painting depicts a "voluptuously displayed" Lady Godiva against the background of a "fantastical Italianate Coventry". Godiva Procession Lady Godiva Collier painting. Godiva was the wife of Leofric , Earl of Mercia. Retrieved 12 December Her signature, Ego Godiva Comitissa diu istud desideravi [I, The Countess Godiva, have desired this for a long time], appears on a charter purportedly given by Thorold of Bucknall to the Benedictine monastery of Spalding.
Kara. Age: 30.
Godiva's name occurs in charters and the Domesday survey , though the spelling varies.
Malaya. Age: 27.
Quatremain Francis Skidmore. Sydney, Science of Fairy Tales , , p. Today, she is mainly remembered for a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, in which she rode naked—covered only in her long hair—through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband, Leofric, imposed on his tenants. Godiva Procession Lady Godiva Collier painting.