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The Lady Godiva Procession - 150 story backlabel

The story tells how Lady Godiva was upset with Leofric for crippling the development of Coventry with taxes.
She persistently pleaded with her husband, who eventually said he would reduce the taxes if she rode naked on a horse across the town.
Of course he never imagined she would complete the challenge.
Everyone showed their respect by staying indoors and with only her long hair to cover her, Lady Godiva rode through the deserted streets.
Only one person looked - the character we now know as Peeping Tom - but as he gave in to the temptation he was struck blind.
Amazed by her compassionate deed, Leofric fulfilled his promise and reduced the taxes immediately.


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