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%
49
flagSweden
2%
6%
85%
6%
48
flagVietnam
5%
5%
85%
5%
20
flagItaly
4%
5%
83%
5%
85
flagSwitzerland
7%
2%
83%
7%
42
flagAustria
3%
12%
71%
12%
32
flagGreece
4%
13%
68%
13%
22
flagthe Netherlands
7%
13%
65%
14%
83
flagSpain
8%
12%
64%
16%
25
flagGermany
10%
15%
62%
11%
246
flagthe United States
15%
10%
58%
15%
280
flagFrance
12%
20%
58%
4%
24
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
15%
56%
14%
617
flagPoland
14%
21%
49%
14%
16736
flagCanada
11%
23%
46%
19%
26
flagIndia
10%
17%
41%
31%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
21%
23%
40%
14%
47
flagNorway
11%
11%
38%
38%
26
flagUnknown
22%
36%
20%
20%
1163

Gender

men43%
women54%
to avoid unwanted marriage
16%
12%
to avoid monastery
23%
19%
to lower the taxes
43%
55%
to pay her debt
16%
13%

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