The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva: & Other Morsels of Misinformation from the History Books (Paperback)
& Other Morsels of Misinformation from the History Books
Tarcher, 9781585429394, 316pp.
Publication Date: June 14, 2012
- Lady Godiva By far, history's most famous nudist equestrian. But how nude was she, really? And how did this same legend give rise to the term Peeping Tom ?
- The Boston Tea Party What was the cause of this famous party that wasn t really a party? (Hint: If you guessed a rise in taxes, you re dead wrong )
- World War I How did a directionally challenged chauffeur spark the Great War?
- Queen Victoria Nowadays, the word Victorian is synonymous with stuffy prudishness. But would a prude pose nude for a provocative portrait, or become close with a young Indian servant?
In The Not-So-Nude Ride of Lady Godiva, Haviland untangles fallacy, farce, and misrepresentation of historic proportions. The end result is a wholly fascinating, highly educational compendium of historical folly that will entertain readers young and old