Lady Godiva

TAYLOR: Wait a second, wait a second! You there, when Lady Godiva here wanted to be town troubadour over you, I stood by your side.

Lady Godiva, in Old English Godgifu (died between 1066 and 1086) was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman, married to Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to legend she rode naked, covered only by her long hair, through the streets of Coventry to protest an oppressive tax her husband had imposed on his tenants. The legend dates to the 13th century and is not considered plausible by historians.

This is another long-haired character referenced by Taylor in regard to the Second Troubadour.

[Picture shows Lady Godiva, a 1897 painting by John Collier].

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