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Author Redgold, Eliza.

Title Naked : a novel of Lady Godiva / Eliza Redgold.

Published New York St. Martin's Griffin, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store SpC/AX Romance  150    NOT FOR LOAN
Edition First edition.
Physical description xiii, 302 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [305])
Summary "We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't know her true story. We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva's ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and refused to look upon their liege lady (except for 'peeping Tom') and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax. Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist that may be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice"--
Subject Godiva, Lady, active 1040-1080. -- Fiction.
Coventry (England) -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
ISBN 9781250066152 (paperback)
9781466873667 (ebook)