According to the legend, why did Lady Godiva ride a horse naked?

to avoid unwanted marriage
to avoid monastery
to lower the taxes
to pay her debt
Ac­cord­ing to the story, Lady Godiva appealed again and again to her husband, who ob­sti­nate­ly refused to lower the tax­a­tion. At last, weary of her en­treaties, he said he would grant her request if she would strip naked and ride through the streets of the town.

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to avoid unwanted marriage
to avoid monastery
to lower the taxes
to pay her debt
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flagFinland
3%
1%
94%
0%
54
flagthe United Arab Emirates
6%
2%
87%
4%
48
flagItaly
3%
5%
84%
5%
84
flagVietnam
5%
5%
84%
5%
19
flagSweden
3%
9%
78%
9%
33
flagBulgaria
10%
0%
78%
10%
19
flagSwitzerland
10%
3%
75%
10%
29
flagGreece
4%
13%
68%
13%
22
flagSpain
8%
12%
64%
16%
25
flagthe Netherlands
6%
14%
63%
15%
77
flagGermany
10%
16%
62%
11%
230
flagFrance
12%
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58%
4%
24
flagthe United States
14%
10%
57%
16%
261
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
15%
56%
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587
flagCanada
8%
25%
50%
16%
24
flagPoland
14%
21%
49%
14%
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flagIndia
10%
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41%
31%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
24%
36%
17%
41
flagNorway
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25
flagUnknown
22%
36%
20%
20%
1129

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men43%
women54%
to avoid unwanted marriage
16%
12%
to avoid monastery
24%
19%
to lower the taxes
43%
54%
to pay her debt
15%
13%

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