Lady Godiva was the lady, wife of Leofric, the Earl of Mercia. Earl Leofric was one of the all-powerful lords who ruled England under the Danish King Canute. An diesem Tag im Jahr fand der vermutlich aufreizendste Steuerprotest der Geschichte statt: Lady Godiva ritt nackt durch die Straßen von Coventry. Godiva, Countess of Mercia in Old English Godgifu, was an English noblewoman who, according to a legend dating at least to the 13th century, rode naked.
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