legends facts Selected as the most interesting among United Kingdom related questions in United Kingdom quiz In which city, according to the legend, did Lady Godiva ride naked through the streets in the 11th century?Coventry. There was a historic figure, Lady Godiva, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia. But, since the name was a popular one (meaning "gift of God" in Old English), it is uncertain if she was the same Godiva who appears in the legend.Created by: globalquiz.orgGreat Britain facts » According to the legend, why did Lady Godiva ride a horse naked?To lower the taxes. 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgEngland facts » Who won the battle of Marathon?Greeks. According to Herodotus, an Athenian runner named Pheidippides was sent to run from Athens to Sparta (225 km, 140 miles) to ask for assistance before the battle. Then, following the battle, the Athenian army marched quickly the 40 km (25 miles) to Athens, in order to head off the Persian forces. Later these two events became confused with each other, leading to a legendary but inaccurate story (first recorded by Plutarch in 1st century AD) of Pheidippides running from Marathon to Athens after the battle, to announce the Greek victory.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Greece facts » This is a flag of ...Wales. The red dragon appears in the legend of King Arthur and the Britons. As a symbol of Wales he was in Tudor coat of arms. Today it is used as a symbol by many Welsh institutions, companies and sports teams.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskadragons facts » What saint is associated with the Bloodhound dog breed?Saint Hubert. The St. Hubert hound was, according to legend, first bred ca. 1000 AD by monks at the Saint-Hubert Monastery in Belgium; its likely origins are in France, home of many of modern hounds. Whether they originated there, or what their ancestry was, is uncertain, but from ca. 1200, the monks of the Abbey of St Hubert annually sent several pairs of black hounds as a gift to the King of France. Charles described the 'true race' of the St Hubert as black, with red/tawny marks above the eyes and legs usually of the same colour.Created by: Tschuka saints facts » Who created Mjölnir, Thor's hammer? (in Norse mythology)The dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr. Mjölnir is the hammer of Thor, the Norse god associated with thunder. Mjölnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome and powerful weapons in existence, capable of leveling mountains. In his account of Norse mythology, Snorri Sturluson relates how the hammer was made by the dwarven brothers Eitri and Brokkr, and how its characteristically short handle was due to a mishap during its manufacture.Created by: Ninjaimythology facts » If there is Friday 13th in a month, then ...This month starts on Sunday. If 1 is Sunday then Friday is on 6th and 13th. The length of month may vary.Created by: lukasz Polandcalendar facts » How many times in year can Friday 13th happen?Up to 3. Friday 13th can happen three times in in year when: year starts on Thursday or (leap year) on Sunday. Created by: lukasz Polandcuriosities facts » Play United Kingdom quiz and see all the questions.