Queens of England, Catherine of Braganza, 1638 - 1705, not strictly English, but Portugese.

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). 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 of Braganza, wife of King Charles II. She introduced England to drinking tea, already a popular custom among nobility in her native Portugal.  She and Charles produced no heirs, though he did father several illegitimate  children with mistresses.

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

Token for Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; bronze; pierced for suspension; obverse: conjugate busts of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza; signature; inscription; reverse: inscription.

Token for Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; bronze; pierced for suspension; obverse: conjugate busts of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza; signature; inscription; reverse: inscription.

Catherine of Braganza

When Sipping Tea Was A Socially Ruinous Act

Catarina de Bragança, (Vila Viçosa, 25 de novembro de 1638 — Lisboa, 31 de dezembro de 1705) foi a esposa do rei Carlos II e Rainha Consorte do Reino da Inglaterra, Reino da Escócia e Reino da Irlanda de 1662 até 1685. Era filha do rei João IV de Portugal e sua esposa a rainha Luísa de Gusmão.

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.

Tea at Trianon: Catherine of Braganza

Catherine’s unfinished miniature Painted by Samuel Cooper, this miniature depicts the Portuguese consort to Charles II of England, Catherine of Braganza. This was painted shortly after her.

23 April 1662.Catherine of Braganza departs Lisbon from the Palace Square, Unknown-Museu de Lisboa-Palácio Pimenta.Royal Cortege on the Palace Square, 23 April 1662. Infanta Catherine of Braganza departs for England, where she is to marry King Charles II.

23 April of Braganza departs Lisbon from the Palace Square, Unknown-Museu de Lisboa-Palácio Pimenta.Royal Cortege on the Palace Square, 23 April Infanta Catherine of Braganza departs for England, where she is to marry King Charles II.

How did tea become our nation’s favourite drink, a drink by which we are defined and parodied abroad? We had been drinking small quantities of tea as a medicine and there is the briefest of mentions of tea by the great diarist, Samuel Pepys but it wasn’t until the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza that tea became popular. Poor old Catherine...

How did tea become our nation’s favourite drink, a drink by which we are defined and parodied abroad? We had been drinking small quantities of tea as a medicine and there is the briefest of mentions of tea by the great diarist, Samuel Pepys but it wasn’t until the marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza that tea became popular. Poor old Catherine...

Catherine of Braganza (1638–1705), Queen Consort of King Charles II   by Pieter Borsseler (attributed to) ~ collection of Warwick Shire Hall

Pieter Borsseler (active - Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort of King Charles II, Warwick Shire Hall

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