Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Galloping Goodness

Lady Godiva was more than a seminal performance artist. She was also a humanitarian and patron of the arts. When she doffed her clothes and rode a white horse through the English town of Coventry in 1057, her purpose was philanthropic. Her husband, the local assessor, had promised to abolish all taxes on the local folk if she did the daring deed.

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