Lady Godiva’s grey stallion Aethenot galloped

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Naked horse rider Lady Godiva galloped her 16-hands grey stallion Aethenot sidesaddle when she rode through Coventry after a dare from her husband Leofric. Godiva’s husband, Leofric, dared her to ride naked because the Roman and Greek paintings she loved featured nudes. She surprised him when she did and Leofric  …

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Trojan horse, used by Greeks in war with Troy

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The Trojan horse was a Greek horse used to fool the Trojans around 1250BC. Ulysses freed Queen Helen of Sparta from Prince Paris of Troy by building a hollow wooden horse and hiding in it. The goddess Athene gave Ulysses the plan to help end the ten-year war between Greece …

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Horses in history and legend

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The horse has been such an important animal to man that it appears in many stories from our past, not just Aethenot, the horse ridden by the naked Lady Godiva. Five examples are: Pegasus The Trojan Horse The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Caligula’s Horse Catherine the Great Horses: Pegasus …

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