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Catherine of Braganza

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Catherine of Braganza

Person  Female  Born 25/11/1638  Died 31/12/1705

Categories: Royalty

Countries: Portugal

Queen of King Charles II. Born at the Ducal Palace of Vila Viçosa, Portugal. Because of her Catholicism she was an unpopular consort, and was attacked by the inventors of the Popish Plot. She produced no heirs, just three miscarriages. She is credited with introducing the Portuguese custom of drinking tea to the British court. Widowed in 1685, she returned to Portugal in 1692.

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