|Nicknames:||"Lady Godiva", "Eldiva", "Godgifu", "Godiva of Coventrytown", "Godiva of Lincoln", "Countess of Mercia", "Godgyfu", "Godiva", "Godiua"|
|Death:||Died in Coventry, Warwickshire, England|
|Place of Burial:||either next to husband at Coventry or Church of the Blessed Trinity at Evesham|
Daughter of Thorold the Dane Sheriff of Lincoln (Þóróldr) of Mercia, of Lincoln or Bukenhall and Lady Beatrice Edith de Malet
|Occupation:||Countess of Mercia, Lad of Mercia|
|Managed by:||Private User|
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."