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1. Godgifu of Mercia.
2. Godiva Emerges.
3. Godiva's Progress.
4. Peeping Tom.
5. Godiva Domesticated.
6. Godiva Displayed.
"Intelligent yet entertaining, this text will appeal to readers interested in folklore, literature, history, and pop culture. [...] Highly recommended." Choice
"Donoghue's history of Lady Godiva is a luxurious, gratifying read - one feels upon finishing it that one has become quite the expert on this slightly naughty topic![...] Donoghue's writing style is upbeat and enjoyably irreverent, conveying hs personal enthusiasm for a subject which he has obviously researched exhaustively and conscientiously." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Traces the erotic myth of Lady Godiva back to its medieval origins.
Based on scholarly research but written to be accessible to general readers.
Combines history, literature, art and folklore.
Focuses on the twin themes of voyeurism and medievalism.
Contributes to our understanding of cultural history, medievalism and the history of sexuality.