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Catherine of Braganza

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Born: 1638 AD
Died: 1705 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Queen

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1638 - Born in Vila Viçosa on the 25th of November.

1959 - She was seen as a useful conduit for contracting an alliance between Portugal and England, after the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

1662 - She was married by proxy in Lisbon on the 23rd of Apri.l

         - Her arrival at Portsmouth on the 14th of May, the couple were married in two more ceremonies a Catholic one conducted in secret.

1669 - Catherine never gave birth to a live heir, though she had several pregnancies.

1678 - The murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey was ascribed to several of her servants.

1679 - She was defended against the allegations by the king himself.

1685 - She showed anxiety for his reconciliation with the Roman Catholic faith, and exhibited great grief at his death.

1703-1704 - She supported the Treaty of Methuen with England and acted as regent for her brother, Peter II.

1705 - Died at the Bemposta palace in Lisbon on the 31st of December and was buried at the Jeronimous Monastery, Belem, Lisbon.






 

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