Sunday, May 10, 2015
Naked- A Novel of Lady Godiva - Eliza Redgold ~ Wonderful~ Preorder now!
We know her name. We know of her naked ride. We don’t know her true story.
A wonderful retelling of the tale of Lady Godiva's ride through Coventry by an excellent writer. Sometimes poetic in it's prose, which I had to get used to but nicely done and quite historical.
The author's endnotes were superb - check them first- (my basic kindle can be awkward to flip back and forth). Redgold's historical premises were quite accurate and the storyline very plausible.
Understanding who were Saxons and where they were situated in England at that time did a great deal for my understanding of what may have transpired. That Godiva and Leofric were historical people is a given.
Recommended for the many, like myself, who love the pre-Norman period as reading material.