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THE STORY OF LADY GODIVA


Lady Godiva is a story of loyalty, rebellion, passion and also compassion. Public was rebelling due to the heavy
taxes imposed in Coventry, England, in the 11th century. Lady Godiva the wife of Lord Leofric who was impos-
ing the heavy taxes decided to support the public. She tried to convince her husband for decreasing the taxes.
Becoming annoyed by the insistence of the Lady, Lord Leofric made his wife an offer which he thought she
could never accept. He would decrease the tax burden only on the condition that Lady Godiva would alone
ride a horse through the streets of Coventry naked only covered by her hair. Believing that Lady Godiva would
 never show that courage, Lord felt that his wife would stop her pressures.



When that moment came, Lady Godiva passed through Coventry on her horse solemnly and self-confidently.
Learning about the situation, the public community closed their stores and went to their homes. In the honor
of the Lady, no one took a single step to the streets or opened their curtains. Upon this courageous behavior
of the Lady, they closed their eyes to show their deep respect that they felt for her.

Lord Leofric kept his promise and decreased the taxes. After this event, Lady Godiva's courage, determination,
purity, passion and beauty became a source of inspiration to many artists.

The legend of Lady Godiva still leaves in memories and also in Godiva chocolates. The gist of this pretty story
well suits to Godiva chocolates.


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