Legend has it that Lady Godiva rode through the streets of
, naked on
horseback in order to convince her husband to remove the harsh taxes imposed
on the town’s poor. Lady Godiva completed this task without being seen by
anyone. Her husband thought this was a miracle and decided to remove the harsh
taxes. Apparently, this ride through the streets is commemorated to this day;
however, the participants are fully clothed. Coventry,
This story did not have a Peeping Tom until the 18th century. The new addition to the story is that one of the townsfolk, Tom, peeped a look at Lady Godiva as she rode naked through the city. Due to this transgression, the harsh taxes were not removed.
I’m not sure what to say about Peeping Tom. Don’t be a Peeping Tom. Well, I guess that works.