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Catherine of Braganza


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Catherine of Braganza 1638-1705. Portuguese princess and queen of England as the wife of Charles II.


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  • This was Catherine of Braganza, consort of Charles II.

    Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney The Fascination of London

  • Because that is what my ancestors called it - Bom Baia, Good Bay - when they handled it over to the British, as dowry for Catherine of Braganza.


  • On 11 May 1661, the marriage treaty of Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza, daughter of King John IV of Portugal, placed Bombay in the possession of the British Empire, as part of Catherine's dowry to Charles.

    Archive 2009-08-01


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