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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 term "scarlet" was also used to refer to someone flamboyant and possible immoral...

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 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 term "scarlet" was also used to refer to someone flamboyant and possible immoral - particularly in relation to women.  Thus, the in this story the title definitely refers to Eleanor's predilection for marrying royalty, first Louis VII and then Henry II; but it could also refer to her somewhat flamboyant, and by the morality of the times, somewhat immoral life.

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