Monday, July 10, 2017

Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry to protest high taxes

Lady Godiva by John Collier (circa 1897)

Proof Positive noted the naked ladies of PETA, but they were hardly the first to use this strategy.  Lady Godiva road naked on her horse through the streets of Coventry on July 10, 1040 to protest high taxes.  

Lady Godiva should be a patron saint of lower taxes!

Lord Tennyson's Poem: Godiva

Rule 5 and FMJRA

Where did Peeping Tom come from?

Daily Mail: Horsing around in Hyde Park

Rule 5 Sites: 30 rude things a woman can say to a naked man

Proof Positive: Women of PETA LII and Women of PETA LIII

Daily Caller: Law school professor busted for Bikini Wax exam question

Political Clown Parade: Trump vs. Fake News CNN and Apologies to Monty Python

BBC: Coventry before the BlitzPintrest images of pre-bombed Coventry, the Blitz in Coventry

Hitler Bombed Coventry: AoSHQ: Literally Hitler and Instapundit: Don't know much about history

Wombat: American Thinker: Trump Grinds The G20, The Bureaucratic Underground, And CNN Into Hamburger, also, America’s Long March Toward A Secular Socialist Democracy, Power Line: It’s True, Liberals Hate Western Civilization, also, The New York Times Is In Trouble, and Mark Steyn: To Die For, also, Lutey Tunes

A collection of sites known for appreciation of Rule 5 and naked political protests:


  1. Sally Rand really grabbed the national attention when she performed at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1934, which she promoted with a Lady Godiva ride on a white horse through the streets of Chicago. Not surprisingly, she was arrested several times during the course of the fair for indecency, including four arrests in one day, although the charges were usually dismissed by the judge, since no one could prove that she was actually nude. And, also not surprisingly, the arrests and resulting publicity only served to make her more popular and increase the size of the crowds

  2. Are you sure that wasn't Lady Gaga?

    1. Lady Godiva was better looking...and she wasn't covered with steaks.

  3. Supposedly, Godiva actually wore peasant clothing, but, if you want to believe the legend, then you'll believe the guys who lined both sides of the road as she went past were all yelling, "Hooray for our side".

    1. Peasant clothing?

      The whole point was to have a story with her riding naked through town--for the people and lower taxes. Sort of like Robin Hood, only better.


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