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Warwickshire has been home to many famous people. Some, Like William Shakespeare, you will immediately identify with the county. Some may be unexpected...Lady Godiva: The Naked Tax RebelShe was a genuine historical character but did she ride naked through the streets of Coventry sending poor Peeping Tom blind?Robin Hood: a bit of a Warwickshire ladNice try Nottingham, but no coconut. Why would Robin of Loxley (in Warwickshire) spend his...
Unlike Robin Hood - one of our other famous Warwickians - Lady Godiva definitely existed and is a genuine historical figure who lived in the 11th century. The RealityShe was the beautiful wife of Leofric III, Earl of Mercia and lord of Coventry and is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as holding many estates in Coventry and Warwickshire, which she inherited from Leofric when he died in...
There has never been any really firm evidence that the legendary Robin Hood - the outlaw who robbed from the rich to give to the poor - ever lived in Sherwood Forest or, indeed, ever existed. Perhaps there never was an historical Robin Hood and he is just an amalgam of many different folk heroes, combined and modified over the centuries into the super-hero we know today.The modern version...
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