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Catherine of Braganza (Catarina Henriqueta) was the wife of Charles II of England and as such, the Queen consort of England, Scotland and Ireland from 1662 to 1685. Due to her devotion to the Roman Catholic beliefs in which she had been raised, Catherine was an unpopular consort for Charles II. She was the special object of attack by the inventors of the Popish Plot. In 1678, accused of high treason, the Commons passed an address for her removal and that of all the Roman Catholics from Whitehall.
oil on canvas
H 230 x W 138 cm