Her Majesty, Princess Catherine of Portugal (1638–1705), 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. Portrait by Peter Lely
QUEEN CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA, ROYAL Portuguese WIFE OF KING CHARLES II OF ENGLAND. DESPITE CHARLES' NOTORIOUS AFFAIRS & STRING OF ENOBLED ROYAL BASTARDS, CATHERINE, WHO SADLY WAS BARREN, WAS HIGHLY RESPECTED, HONOURED, AND LOVED BY KING CHARLES, FOR WHOM SHE WAS A FONT OF EXCELLENT ADVICE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS & IN-COUNTRY POLITICAL MACHINATIONS.
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.