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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver

What does  "scarlet and miniver" mean in the book A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by E.L. Konigsburg?

"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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What is Scarlet and Miniver? No

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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What quotes came from the book, A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by John Lackland. I need at least five quotes...

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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What is point of view used in "A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver"?

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...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2008 6:18 am UTC

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In the novel A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, is Henry II abusive towards Eleanor?  Explain

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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What does Scarlet and Miniver mean in 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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Explain why Henry later turned against Becket.

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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What kept Eleanor out of heaven for two centuries?

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...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2017 12:31 am UTC

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How did Eleanor's family become reunited with Louis's family in A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver?

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...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2009 2:19 am UTC

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Who was Louis's second wife?

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...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2010 9:33 am UTC

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What is the city of tragedy in the book The Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver? 

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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Who is the son that fights with Henry? in part 3

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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How did Henry die in 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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A Proud Taste for Scarlet & Miniver: Explain the quote "Self-righteous people never look beyond themselves for...

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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In "A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver," where did King Henry send Eleanor? This is a question I came...

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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What is the main conflict in A Proud Taste For Scarlet and Miniver?  

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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In what historical period did the novel A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver address? In what historical period was...

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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On my crossword I have o_o as the letters for the answer. The question on the page says A Chaplain. What is the...

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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In A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver by Konigsburg, is Elinore jealous of Thomas Becket?

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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What was Eleanor of Aquitaine's part in the Crusade in 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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What was Eleanor's part in the crusade? What was Eleanor's part in the Crusades?

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...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2010 1:03 am UTC

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