Lady Godiva portrayed in Coventry festival.
Lady Godiva in Coventry festival.
Pageants; historical. Lady Godiva in Coventry Festival. Legend is that Lady G.; the wife of the Earl of Mercia; rode naked through Coventry as a protest to convince her husband to lower the high taxes on the people there. Opens w/ shot looking over crowd watching parade: a castle is moving down the street; then a tower.
Woman portraying Lady G. rides a white horse down the street; she seems to be wearing light-coloured tights and leotard; but much of her covered by very long and thick hair from a wig or extensions. Shots panning on Lady G.