By the time of this great survey inGodiva had died, but her former lands are listed, although now held by others. Godiva Chocolatier is named after Lady Godiva, and features a stylised rendition of her ride as its logo. Reader dates the first Godiva procession to but other sources date the first parade toand on that year a lad from the household of James Swinnerton enacted the role of Lady Godiva. They got the gold for tightest package. Godiva's name occurs in charters and the Domesday surveythough the spelling varies. In Leofric founded and endowed a Benedictine monastery at Coventry  on the site of a nunnery destroyed by the Danes in A modified version of the story was given by printer Richard Graftonlater elected MP for Coventry.
According to an article submitted by someone well-versed in local history and identifying himself as W.
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A prosopography of persons occurring in English documents —vol. Godiva's story could have passed into folk history to be recorded in a romanticised version. The author has dated this effigybased on the style of armour he is shown wearing, from the reign of Charles II d. Look at all that leather. We may safely, therefore, appropriate it to the reign of Charles II". She is mentioned in the Domesday survey as one of the few Anglo-Saxons and the only woman to remain a major landholder shortly after the conquest.