He was married to the virginal Queen Catherine of Braganza
(Shirley Henderson), who was unable to bear him a child, but he had several illegitimate ones from his numerous conquests.
Her new spiritual mentor is Katie Walker, a self-styled healer who is convinced that in a past life she was King Charles II's wife, Catherine of Braganza
In 1662 Peter Williamson depicted Charles II and Catherine of Braganza
around the time of their marriage [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 14 OMITTED], by drawing yet again on the Mytens/Van Dyck portraits of Charles I and Henrietta Maria that had been appropriated for Cromwell.
According to Fortnum and Mason's A Fine Tradition of Tea, it was the marriage in 1662 between Charles II and the Po rtuguese princess Catherine of Braganza
, which ensured tea's popularity.
The district was named after his wife, Queen Catherine of Braganza
, from Portugal.
It was back in 1662 when King Charles II introduced the country to his Queen - Catherine of Braganza
- on the waters of the Thames.
1685 saw the first Italian opera ever performed in England, hosted by the wife of Charles II, Catherine of Braganza
, at Somerset House
Tea first became established in Britain because of the influence of a foreign princess, Catherine of Braganza
, the queen of Charles II.
She served subsequently as lady-inwaiting to Charles's new bride, Catherine of Braganza
Jacob Huysmans, on the contrary, found nothing amusing in the notion of depicting the Queen, Catherine of Braganza
, as a shepherdess (Royal Collection).
When Catherine of Braganza
, for example, copied a set of Japanese clothes, put them on her son, and told the unsuspecting emissaries to rush to her palace to see one of their newly-arrived countrymen, she amused herself by playing with the boundaries of European and Japanese cultural identities.
7 Name the C17th English king who, while his own marriage to Catherine of Braganza
was childless, nevertheless sired eight sons and five daughters by his many mistresses, including Lady Byron, Barbara Villiers, Hortense Mancini and Nell Gwynne 8 Which fictional character, who, after being imprisoned for stealing a motor car, manages to escape and return to his palatial mansion only to find it occupied by a multitude of weasels and ferrets?