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Godiva (Lady Godiva, Godgifu, Godgife, Godeva)

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Born: 998? AD
Died: 1067 AD.

Nationality: British
Categories: Humanitarian, Monarch

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998? - Born of an English-Saxon nationality. She was the wife of the Danish Lord Leofric, the Earl of Mercia (who was given land by King Canute).

1057 - She and Leofric got in a dispute over the taxes he had levied on the growing city of Coventry, and he challenged her to ride naked through the marketplace, promising to ease the tax burden if she did.

         - His husband, Leofric, died. It was documented that she holds many estates in Warwickshire which included Coventry, which she inherited from Leofric.

1067 - She died on September 10th.


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