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From: Tracy Scarpino <>
Subject: Re: Lady Godiva
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 01:19:10 -0700
References: <3B2EE892.54255F7E@ttcu.com>
In-Reply-To: <3B2EE892.54255F7E@ttcu.com>


At 12:52 AM -0500 6/19/01, C. Brown wrote:
>Looking for info on Lady Godiva, supposedly sister to William the
>Conqueror. This is not the same Godiva that took the famous ride.
>
>Thanks,
>Carisa Brown


Godgifu/Godgyfu (Godiva) was a common name in the eleventh century.
Edward the Confessor's sister was named Godgifu. I have seen several
web sites mention "the" Lady Godiva as William the Conqueror's sister
but it's not the case - I don't think she would have been very
pleased about being called a Norman.

Tracy



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