We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don't
know her true story.
We all know the legend of Lady Godiva, who famously rode naked
through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing
hair. So the story goes, she begged her husband Lord Leofric of
Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced
to pay. Lord Leofric demanded a forfeit: that Godiva ride naked on
horseback through the town. There are various endings to Godiva's
ride, that all the people of Coventry closed their doors and
refused to look upon their liege lady (except for 'peeping Tom')
and that her husband, in remorse, lifted the tax.
Naked is an original version of Godiva's tale with a twist that may
be closer to the truth: by the end of his life Leofric had fallen
deeply in love with Lady Godiva. A tale of legendary courage and
extraordinary passion, Naked brings an epic story new voice.