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"A 12th-century noblewoman, Lady Godiva is infamous for riding naked through Coventry to relieve her people of her husband's unfair and oppressive taxation. Leofric, Earl of Mercia, said he would ease the tax burden if she would ride through the streets, wearing only her glorious, long hair. In doing so she risked everything, including her home and well-being. Told with humor and precise attention to detail, Nicole Galland's Godiva brings to life the adventures of the legendary lady, her husband and her best friend the Abbess Egdiva in thrilling detail. It's an entertaining tale of courtly intrigue, deceit, and romance that is sure to captivate fans of literary and historical fiction." -- Publisher.
Publisher: New York HarperCollins c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062026880
Branch Call Number: GAL
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 21 cm


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Nov 16, 2018

I'm interested in the historical aspect, but this sounds like a bodice ripper.... Eliza Redgold writes an account but I can only find it in small print:(.....I WAS Wrong. It's not a bodice ripper. A very interesting tale of this event & the difficult times of King-Rules. As much as I gripe about the 'now' it beats the 'then'.

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