14 April 2011

Lady Godiva and Tax Day

As tomorrow is tax day, I am reminded of the legend of Lady Godiva who rode naked on horseback through the streets of Coventry in an effort to win leniency for the citizenry from oppressive taxes. Out of respect no one was to be on the streets or open their windows while she did so. Only one betrayed that trust and he was struck blind.

(Artwork: Lady Godiva by John Collier, 1897)

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