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.
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.
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...