The story of Lady Godiva is an enduring one - find out here the facts about her that are known to be true, alongside the tale that has been handed down through. The original Lady Godiva was an 11th century noblewoman married to Leofric, the powerful Earl of Mercia and Lord of Coventry. As the story. Lady Godiva by John Collier Als Patronin der Steuergegner und gleichzeitig als Patronin der Kunst. So wird die angelsächsische Adelige, die.