Selling tea pre-dates the arrival of King Charles II's queen, Catherine of Braganza
. Catherine allegedly brought a large dowry, including tea, to England in 1662, and is credited with influencing early British tea drinking.
Queen Catherine of Braganza
sits next to a table overflowing with treasures.
Catherine of Braganza
, wife of English monarch Charles II, was said to have introduced which cutlery item to the dining tables of England?
A few years ago we acquired a bead basket, which has portraits of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza
, and is a very unusual object [Fig.
Anne Killigrew's posthumously published Poems (1686), the only known collection of verse written in her short lifetime, includes several important depictions of Catherine of Braganza
, Charles II's foreign, Catholic queen.
In fairness to him, when his wife Catherine of Braganza
failed to deliver an heir, he simply sired 12 children by various mistresses instead of having her beheaded.
The tipple, first introduced to Britain by Catherine of Braganza
, wife of King Charles II, in 1660 had become more widely accessible thanks to the American Revolution a century later.
If it wasn't for King Charles II of England demanding tea as a dowry (a luxury item that could be sold to pay off his debts), wealthy princess Catherine of Braganza
would not have married and if she had not, there would be no Mumbai as we know it because Mumbai was another dowry gift from the King of Portugal to Charles II."
"It was introduced to the British in 1661 when Portugal's Catherine of Braganza
married King Charles II," he said.
The story of tea in Britain is told from its beginnings in the 1660s - thanks to King Charles II's wife Catherine of Braganza
- through to it being a luxury drink and on to mass use and, of course, thee are plenty of old adverts for the beverage.
To which English monarch was Catherine of Braganza
This novel follows three ladies-in-waiting and the Portugal queen, Catherine of Braganza
, during the mid-late seventeenth century.