On 23 June 1661, the marriage contract was signed, of King Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza (Portugal).  Her dowry included Tangier (in North Africa) and the Seven islands of Bombay (in India), with trading privileges in Brazil and the East Indies, religious and commercial freedom in Portugal and two million Portuguese crowns (about £300,000).

Catherine of Braganza (Catarina Henriqueta; 25 November 1638 – 31 December was the wife of King Charles II of England. As such, she was the Queen consort of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to

Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705)

Sir Peter Lely - Portrait of Her Majesty, Princess Catherine of Portugal Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, and later Regent of Portugal. Daughter of John IV of Portugal, Consort to King Charles II. She popularized tea drinking in England.

Catherine of Braganza - Wife of Charles II. Daughter of John IV of Portugal.

Sir Peter Lely - Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England - Hand painted oil painting on canvas.

Catherine of Braganza (1638 - 1705). Daughter of Joao IV and Luisa de Guzman. She married Charles II of England but had no children.

Dirk Stoop - Catherine of Braganza Queen consort of Charles II of England, daughter of João IV of Portugal, and of Louisa de Gusman, daughter of the duke of Medina Sidonia, was born on the of November 1638 at Vila Viçosa.

catherine Braganza of Portugal

The History of Afternoon Tea

catherine Braganza of Portugal

Catherine of Braganza (Portuguese: Catarina de Bragança;25 November 1638 – 31 December 1705)Queen of England,Scotland & Ireland  1662 to 1685,as the wife of King Charles II.Catherine had three miscarriages and produced no heirs.Her husband kept many mistresses,notably Barbara Palmer,whom Catherine was forced to accept as one of her Ladies of the Bedchamber. Charles fathered numerous illegitimate offspring by his mistresses whom he acknowledged.She credited with introducing tea to the…

Catherine of Braganza November 1638 - 31 December - Queen of England, Scotland, Ireland from 1662 to as the wife of King Charles II.

Pair of mixed media portrait badges of King Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, circa 1670 – Martyn Edgell Antiques Ltd.

Pair of mixed media portrait badges of King Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, circa 1670 – Martyn Edgell Antiques Ltd.

Pair of mixed media portrait badges of King Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, circa 1670 – Martyn Edgell Antiques Ltd.

Pair of mixed media portrait badges of King Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, circa 1670 – Martyn Edgell Antiques Ltd.

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