Catherine of Braganza (1638 – 1705), Princess of Portugal and Queen Consort of England: a critical assessment

Hawes, Charlotte (2013) Catherine of Braganza (1638 – 1705), Princess of Portugal and Queen Consort of England: a critical assessment. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In 1662 a young Portuguese princess arrived in Portsmouth to marry the King of England. Her name was Catherine of Braganza, she spoke no English, was catholic and blissfully innocent as to what she would encounter as queen. Her future husband was the recently restored, handsome Charles II. Since the seventeenth-century Catherine has been depicted as weak, submissive and unimportant. The purpose of this study is to determine if she played a far greater role in English and Portuguese history and was more successful than she has previously been given credit for. This is a view that academics have only recently began to consider, thus very little historiography exists relating to her.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 10:34
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:30
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/13689

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