Catherine of Braganza (Catarina Henriqueta) was the wife of Charles II of England and as such, the Queen consort of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685.

Catherine of Braganza (Catarina Henriqueta) was the wife of Charles II of England and as such, the Queen consort of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685.

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).

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).

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A fine English silk and metal-thread needlework picture depicting Charles II and Catherine of Braganza circa 1665 | Sotheby's

A fine English silk and metal-thread needlework picture depicting Charles II and Catherine of Braganza circa 1665 | Sotheby's

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

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

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

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

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