No Taxation without Representation!

Lady Godiva by John Collier, c. 1897, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Lady Godiva by John Collier, c. 1897, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

“Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked – only covered in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name “Peeping Tom” for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.” Wikipedia

Thank you Janice Wald at Refections for reminding me of this painting.

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  1. Jeff says:

    Was it Peter & Gordon who sang the song about her?

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    1. I just looked that up. You’re right. Boy, the 60’s were weird!!

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      1. Jeff says:

        Yes, they were. I remember them pretty well. 😀

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  2. She’s much prettier than any libertarian I know 🙂

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    1. If this is objectifying women, then I’m all for it. Beauty is beauty. 🙂

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  3. MAGNY TJELTA says:

    I love reading your blog, you “talk! about so many things that interest me.

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    1. Always love to meet kindred spirits, Magny! Can’t wait to spend more time looking over your beautiful blog.

      A

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