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Lady (Godgifu) Godiva, *[1, 2]

Female - Aft 1043


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  • Name Lady (Godgifu) Godiva 
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    Born England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1043  Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Lady Godiva:  aka Godgifu, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. Flourished in the 11th Century.  Legendary Lady who rode naked through the streets of Coventry to win from her husband relief for the people of Coventry from his burdensome taxation.  She built and endowed monasteries at Stow and Coventry.
    Person ID I19686  mykindred
    Last Modified May 31, 2003 

    Family Earl Leofric of Mercia, *,   b. Mercia (East Anglia ?) - son of Leofwine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1057, Bromley, Staffordshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Earl Elgar (Aelfgar) of Mercia, *Thane of Sussex,   b. Mercia (W. England) - son of Leofric Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1059
     2. Leofric II Earl of Mercia,   d.
    Family ID F7085  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S345] Lady Godiva: Webster's "Biographical Dictionary".

    2. [S580] Gedcom - Rein-Shwayder, Carol.



  
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