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Lady Godiva interceding for the people of Coventry. Engraving by C.G. Playter after W. Hamilton.

Hamilton, William, 1751-1801.
Date
Jany.2 1792

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Lady Godiva. The citizens of Coventry having offended their first Lord Leofrike, had their privileges infringed and themselves oppressed with many heavy tributes, being pitied by his wife Lady Godiva, she incessantly sued Leofrike in their behalf, at last being overcome by her importunities, he forgave them on condition that she rode through the town naked at noon day, which was complied with on the part of the Lady and the people restored to their former rights - See the abridgement of Speed's England & Wales &c. described.- Warwickshire Chapter 26th. Painted by William Hamilton. Engraved by C.G. Playter.

Publication/Creation

London (Cheapside) ; London (Shakspeare Gallery Pall Mall) : F.& J. Boydell, Jany.2 1792.

Physical description

1 print ; platemark 33.3 x 37 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 32290i

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