Proud Taste of Scarlet and Miniver Author:E.L. Konigsburg "Eleanor of Aquitaine has every reason to be upset. For centuries she's been patiently waiting for her husband, King Henry II, to meet her in Heaven. Luckily, she's sharing a cloud with some old friends who knew her when she and Henry ruled supreme. As long as they're together, they might as well gossip about old times--and soon all of Eleano... more »r's adventures in the Middle Ages sprint to life again. Finally, just when they're about to give up on Henry, Eleanor spots three men floating toward them. After all this time, could one of them be Henry?"
Konigsburg uses Purgatory as a literary device to relate the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the key figures of the Middle Ages.« less