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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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Lady Godiva

chulcoopchulcoop Posts: 21 ✭✭
Our town, Coventry, England, is famous for the Lady Godiva legend.

Essentially a woman supposedly rode around our city about 1000 years ago on a horse without wearing any clothes to embarrass her husband into reducing taxes for the poor. Some historians now doubt if that did in fact happen.

There is a statue of her in the city centre.

Do a wikipedia search for "Lady Godiva" to find out more.
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    I wonder if Mrs Cameron could do the same. Do you think anyone would take any notice?
  • chulcoopchulcoop Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Well Mrs Cameron (the PM's wife) instead dressed up in a red wig and looked like a worker in a baker's shop for charity. When she was (and still is) the PM's wife (i.e. while the PM was in power)

    This is a pic of her.

    img.thesun.co.uk/aidemitlum/archive/01685/SNN0619AA---_1685665a.jpg

    She baked the cakes personally, apparently. And then sold them to staff working at 10 Downing Street (the PM's official residence) for "Red Nose Day".

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Relief

    So while Godiva stripped off SamCam (as she is known over here) got dressed up.


    Cliff
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,606 mod
    edited April 2016
    She looks elegant in this photo.

    745px-Lady_Godiva_%28John_Collier%2C_c._1897%29.jpg
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,751 mod
    Nudity is the focus of this story too @Kindgnice, but I doubt the emperor looked so elegant with no clothes!

    http://andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheEmperorsNewClothes_e.html
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