The legend says Leofric taxed the people of Coventry harshly, and that many people would plead with Godiva to ask him to lower the taxes. The legend says Leofric taxed the people of Coventry harshly, and that many people would plead with Godiva to ask him to lower the taxes. The Legend of Lady Godiva. When Lady Godiva, wife of Lord Leofric, protested against the taxation of his subjects a deal was struck: fair Lady Godiva would ride.
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