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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

"Scarlet and miniver" evokes images of the official royal garments worn by medieval monarchs. Scarlet refers to the deep red color of the robes, while miniver was the white fur lining of the robes....

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012, 12:36 pm (UTC)

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

The term Scarlet and Miniver refers to the state robes of medieval royalty. They were often made of miniver, a white fur, trimmed with scarlet, a richly dyed red cloth. It is of note that the...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2007, 10:42 am (UTC)

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The central conflict in this exciting historical novel is focused on the character of Eleanor of Aquitaine and how she grew up to be a highly significant and important female figure in history. In...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2012, 1:29 pm (UTC)

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Konigsburg alternates points of view. He uses a variety of first person points of view in constructing his narrative of life in the royal courts of Eleanor of Aquatine during the 1100s. (We know...

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Henry and Becket were great friends. Henry appointed Becket to the position of Archbishop of Canterbury since in those days only the church and the king had any power. Henry assumed that Becket,...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2007, 5:17 am (UTC)

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This book is centered around a version of Eleanor of Aquitaine in the afterlife, and people who knew her while she lived. In real life, in the 12th century, she was first the Duchess of Aquitaine...

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

E. L. Konigsburg's A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver presents the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine in a creative and interesting fashion. Eleanor's second husband is Henry II of England, and they...

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The text employs the word "jealous" in relation to Louis and Philip but not to Eleanor. If Eleanor is to be seen as jealous, it has to be inferred indirectly from the text. Jealousy is defined as...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 8:16 am (UTC)

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

In the novel A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, the author presents the life of one of the twelfth century's most charismatic figures: Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor of Aquitaine was not only...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2010, 7:16 am (UTC)

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Eleanor was an adventurous woman with an insatiable appetite for travel and new experiences. She accompanied her husband Louis on one Crusade because of this nature of her personality. She and...

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Eleanor's family becomes reunited with Louis's family when a marriage is arranged between Louis's six-month-old daughter Marguerite and Eleanor's three-year-old son Henry. Eleanor of Aquitaine had...

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1. After Eleanor of Aquitane divorced Louis, he married Constance of Spain. They had a daughter together, which was not satisfactory because Louis needed a male heir. Their second child was also a...

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The word tragedy is only used once in this book, on page 56, to refer to the incident with Eleanor and the Amazons on the plateau. This event happens on a plateau in the wilderness and not in a...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019, 10:43 pm (UTC)

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Richard, later know as Richard the Lionhearted, teamed up with Philip Augustus of France and waged a battle against King Henry. Henry lost, and Richard became king. He then released his mother,...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2007, 7:33 am (UTC)

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Henry was wounded in a jousting contest and died several days later. His son Richard then became the king and Eleanor reigns as queen.

Latest answer posted February 23, 2010, 10:52 am (UTC)

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In the novel A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, Henry II is not abusive toward Eleanor of Aquitaine in any physical sense. That being said, he and Eleanor do not always get along. They are...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2010, 7:38 am (UTC)

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The definition of "self-righteous" is having confidence in goodness and rightness and morality which leads to being "smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others" (Random...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2010, 2:00 am (UTC)

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When Henry II discovered that his queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, was conspiring with their sons to remove him from the throne, he placed her under guard and essentially imprisoned her. She was kept...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2008, 7:05 am (UTC)

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

Scarlet is a bright red. At those times, the dye was not easy to come by, so it was reserved for those of the nobility. Eleanor wore a red (scarlet) dress in her marriage to Louis. Henry II...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2010, 9:21 am (UTC)

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The novel was set in the time of the early Crusades. Eleanor of Aquitane married Louis the King of France in 1137. She went on the Second Crusade with him. When she divorced him on their return,...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2010, 9:15 am (UTC)

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THe answer to that would be OONA, Charlie Chaplin's wife. Its a question that is commenly in crosswords ( I think because its hard to find another word that has that many vowels!)

Latest answer posted May 21, 2007, 12:21 am (UTC)

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

I think you might be a little confused about this question. The author of the book A Proud Taste of Scarlet and Miniver is E.L. Konigsburg. John Lackland is a character in the book, one of the...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2009, 1:04 am (UTC)

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