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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

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.

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.

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.

Jacob Huysman's portrait of Catherine of Braganza as Catherine of Alexandria.

Jacob Huysman's portrait of Catherine of Braganza as Catherine of Alexandria.

Portrait Miniature -- Charles II and Catherine of Braganza Ruled: 1660-1685 (The Protectorate from 1649-1659) Circa 1662

Portrait Miniature -- Charles II and Catherine of Braganza Ruled: 1660-1685 (The Protectorate from 1649-1659) Circa 1662

ca. 1670 Portrait of a Lady of the Court of Catherine of Braganza by Jacob Huysmans

ca. 1670 Portrait of a Lady of the Court of Catherine of Braganza by Jacob Huysmans

Catherine of Braganza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Catherine of Braganza - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Catherine de Bragance, infante de Portugal, reine d'Angleterre, jeune fille

Catherine de Bragance, infante de Portugal, reine d'Angleterre, jeune fille

Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England, Ireland , and Scotland - kings-and-queens Photo

Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England, Ireland , and Scotland - kings-and-queens Photo

Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Queen Catherine of Braganza; Anglo-Dutch School, mid-1660s

Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Queen Catherine of Braganza; Anglo-Dutch School, mid-1660s