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    Lady Godiva portrayed in Coventry festival.

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    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.

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    Film ID:
    2454.04
    Media URN:
    77063
    Group:
    Old negatives
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:25:00 / 01:06:29:00
    Canister:
    ON 389 F

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