"The legend of Lady Godiva is..." Coventry Local Custom Tip by steventilly
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The legend of Lady Godiva is set in Coventry. Lady Godiva pleaded with her husband to cut taxes, but he replied that he would 'see her ride naked through the streets first', a challenge she took up. All the residents of Coventry were supposed to shut up their windows and not look. However one guy named Tom couldn't resist taking a peep (hey, tasty naked bird on a horse - who can blame the guy??) and for his troubles he was struck blind - and gave his name to 'peeping toms' the world over.
This picture from official Coventry website.
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