Lady Godiva

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Godgifu

Nicknames: "Lady Godiva", "Eldiva", "Godgifu", "Godiva of Coventrytown", "Godiva of Lincoln", "Countess of Mercia", "Godgyfu", "Godiva", "Godiua"
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Birthplace: Mercia, England
Death: Died in Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Place of Burial: either next to husband at Coventry or Church of the Blessed Trinity at Evesham
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thorold the Dane Sheriff of Lincoln (Þóróldr) of Mercia, of Lincoln or Bukenhall and Lady Beatrice Edith de Malet
Wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia
Mother of Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia; Leofwine and Erminhild Mercia,
Sister of Thorold, Sheriff of Lincoln

Occupation: Countess of Mercia, Lad of Mercia
Managed by: Private User
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About Godgifu

Godiva (or Godgifu) (fl. 1040-1080) was an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England in order to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur comes from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom watched her ride and was struck blind or dead."

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Lady Godiva's Timeline

946
946
980
980
Mercia, England
1002
1002
Age 22
Lincolnshire
1002
Age 22
England
1008
1008
Age 28
Bromley, Staffordshire, , England
1067
September 10, 1067
Age 87
Coventry, Warwickshire, England
1993
March 5, 1993
Age 87
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either next to husband at Coventry or Church of the Blessed Trinity at Evesham